“Gale Crater Drawn by a Robotic Arm” is a series of light paintings drawn by an industrial UR10 robot arm. Robots have become a ubiquitous aspect of modern daily life, no longer limited to the premises of industrial settings, lending itself to novel creative applications from space travel to site specific installations. Using a topographic model of Gale Crater accessed through NASA’s open resources, we generated a topographical contour path through code and programmed a robotic arm with LED lights to simulate the path. The work intends to expose the high dependency on technology in space exploration and speculate the nature of our relationship with the cosmos.
Long Exposure Photography
Robotic Arm, Led Light, Grasshopper Script