6/27/2018

‘Artistic’ Robot At NPE

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Star Automation programmed a servo robot to paint Japanese calligraphy at NPE2018 after carefully loading the brush with ink and rinsing the brush between demonstrations.

Previous NPE shows have featured robots playing basketball and miniature golf. An imaginative display this year at NPE2018 was a robot from Star Automation, Menomonee, Wis., using a new three-axis servo head to do Japanese calligraphy. The robot carefully loaded the brush with ink, painted the figure, and then rinsed the brush. It was all done with programming; no vision cameras necessary.

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