Modern industrial robots are true marvels of engineering. In the most basic terms, industrial robots are robotic arms mounted to a pedestal, and programed to do various industrial tasks such as placing parts, welding and machining. The industrial robot we are featuring today is of a new generation – having an artist ability, design ‘eye’, and sustainable consciousness that surpasses most of us flesh-and-blood humans.
The six-axis industrial robot is fitted with an electric chainsaw, and capable of creating 3D sculptures and beautiful pieces of furniture out of a single log of wood. It was created by young European design-duo Tom Pawlofsky and Tibor Weissmahr, as a result of a coursework project at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. By carefully planning out the robot’s chainsaw tracks, Pawlofsky and Weissmahr have created an unusual production process that is virtually scrap-free. Their 7Xstool shown below, was picked up by kkaarrlls, a German-based company that sells limited edition furniture and design products created by young local designers. The 7Xstool was also developed in partnership with Echtwald, a company whose focus is to restore commercially forested land. All profits made from the the ‘kkaarrlls for Echtwald‘ wood collection go into restoring Germany’s Black Forest, from which they came. Buy a one-of-a-kind stool for yourself and do your part in restoring nature.