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Automated Wall-Decorating Robots

Carlo Ratti's 'Scribit' Robot Creates and Erases Digital Wall Art

— April 4, 2018 — Tech
At Milan Design Week, bold Italian architect, designer, and futurist Carlo Ratti unveiled the Scribit robot, a new design tool that will have toddlers throwing their arms up in exasperation. The bot is capable of recreating any digital drawing on a wall through the use of what Ratti calls "reversible markers"; the creative toddlers of the world have been getting into big trouble for drawing on the walls, and yet the Scribit robot gets a free pass.

Part of the appeal of Scribit is its ease of access. Consumers need not be tech experts to operate the bot: it draws on a two-dimensional axis (i.e. a flat wall), and it uses a pair of wires to suspend itself. Those wires need only be connected on opposite corners of the wall with nails, and Scribit simply uses a nearby outlet to operate. Consumers can load any graphic image, be it text, a picture, or anything else, to Scribit and it precisely mimics that image on the wall. The bot also remembers the image that it last drew, and it then runs back over its proprietary erasable markers to remove that picture if asked.


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