Robotics

Scribit robot could soon be drawing on your walls

Scribit robot could soon be dr...
Scribit will be the subject of an upcoming crowdfunding campaign
Scribit will be the subject of an upcoming crowdfunding campaign
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Scribit is equipped with four erasable markers of different colors
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Scribit is equipped with four erasable markers of different colors
Scribit moves on a 2-axis plane across vertical surfaces such as walls, windows or whiteboards
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Scribit moves on a 2-axis plane across vertical surfaces such as walls, windows or whiteboards
Scribit is suspended from two lightweight diagonal cables, and can reportedly be set up in just five minutes
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Scribit is suspended from two lightweight diagonal cables, and can reportedly be set up in just five minutes
Content can be uploaded to Scribit direct from the internet
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Content can be uploaded to Scribit direct from the internet
Scribit will be the subject of an upcoming crowdfunding campaign
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Scribit will be the subject of an upcoming crowdfunding campaign
"Scribit" means "s/he writes" in Latin
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"Scribit" means "s/he writes" in Latin
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A couple of years ago, architecture and design firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) showcased a system in which spray-paint-wielding drones were used to draw images on walls. It was very clever, but perhaps not something that could easily become a commercial product. The company's Scribit wall-drawing robot, however, is intended to be just that.

Like a smaller indoor version of the firm's one-off 2015 Vertical Plotter, Scribit moves on a 2-axis plane across vertical surfaces such as walls, windows or whiteboards, drawing images or text as it does so. The aluminum-bodied circular device is suspended from two lightweight diagonal cables, and can reportedly be set up in just five minutes, requiring nothing more than "two nails and a power plug."

It's equipped with four erasable markers of different colors, along with an eraser, so it can delete its old drawings as it creates new work in the same area. Users utilize an app to upload images or text to the internet-connected robot, and to inform it of the dimensions of the space on which it will be drawing that content.

Scribit is suspended from two lightweight diagonal cables, and can reportedly be set up in just five minutes
Scribit is suspended from two lightweight diagonal cables, and can reportedly be set up in just five minutes

CRA will be officially unveiling Scribit in Milan on April 16th, at the Salone del Mobile design event. A crowdfunding campaign will subsequently begin on June 5th, with units being offered for a minimum pledge of €199 (about US$244).

You can see the robot in action – albeit briefly – in the following video. And "Scribit," incidentally, means "s/he writes" in Latin.

Source: Scribit

Scribit - Launch teaser 2018

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6 comments
MerlinGuy
But why?
BanisterJH
I'd love to see a wall plastering robot that uses this same system, having hoses of different plasters connect where the pens are.
MartinGreen
Interesting possibilities for text and graphics in museums and public places.
McDesign
"And after all, you're my wonderwall "
Oasis
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is neat. I think it has potential.
ljaques
Automated taggers? What'll they think of next? Giving out cans of spray paint downtown? Graffiti is not art, it's vandalism, Ratti.