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Robotic Knitting in String Art as a Tool for Creative Design Processes

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The application of industrial robots in creative industries has shown great potential in the last decade. The interpretation of images as tangible and artistic works of art is depicted with various elements and techniques. The usage of a continuous piece of string allows for the design process to explore different methods of achieving comprehensible images in the form of string art. With different computational tools and design techniques, it becomes possible to explore design thinking coupled with automated fabrication. In this paper, the emphasis is placed on generating a large scale string art pieces out of smaller tiles, that can be used as wall art. By using an integrated workflow it is possible to generate the program for robotic knitting of the string art piece, by adjusting the parameters that govern the entire process.

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This research was supported by the Serbian Ministry of Education and Science under contracts TR36042 and III44008; and by Provincial secretariat for science and technological development under contract 114-4512116/2011. The authors would like to thank the company ABB for providing the licenses for the RobotStudio software. The authors would like to thank collaborators in this project, Milana Mitrović and Tatjana Prčić.

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Jovanović, M., Vučić, M., Tepavčević, B., Raković, M., Tasevski, J. (2020). Robotic Knitting in String Art as a Tool for Creative Design Processes. In: Berns, K., Görges, D. (eds) Advances in Service and Industrial Robotics. RAAD 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 980. Springer, Cham.

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