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ClayBot II

Caseros, Argentina.
Developed in collaboration with art students from Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), the fourth mud bot is an actualization of the ClayBot I robot with few small adaptations to local materials available. 

The original basketry reed substructure was substituted by strips of PET from recycled plastic bottles collected by cartoneros (informal garbage scavengers) from the city of Córdoba, Argentina.

TZ'IJK.3.  Assembly of wooden geodesic sphere. 

TZ'IJK.3. Assembly of wooden geodesic sphere. 

TZ'IJK.3.  CAD drawing of the truncated isocahedron.

TZ'IJK.3. CAD drawing of the truncated isocahedron.

TEAM

Paula Gaetano Adi & Gustavo Crembil
Design Assistants: Magdalena Molinari and Juan Camilo León Sarmiento
Clay & Assembly: Magdalena Molinari. Florencia Spina, Juan Agustin Carpinello, Paula Cáseres (UNTREF/MAE)
Robotic Development: Mengyu Chen
Photography and Video: Giuseppina Vignola


CREDITS

Funded by UNTREF/ BIENALSUR, sponsored by UNTREF Maestría en Artes Electrónicas and TAMACO.
 

 
TZ'IJK.3.   View of the robotic wheeled device inside the sphere.

TZ'IJK.3.  View of the robotic wheeled device inside the sphere.

TZ'IJK.3.  Finished robot installed at Muntref Museum in Buenos Aires. 

TZ'IJK.3. Finished robot installed at Muntref Museum in Buenos Aires. 

Technology is not neutral. We’re inside of what we make, and it’s inside of us. We’re living in a world of connections — and it matters which ones get made and unmade.
— Donna Haraway. Simians, Cyborgs and Women (1991)
TZ'IJK.3.  UNTREF student hand plastering the robot clay skin.

TZ'IJK.3. UNTREF student hand plastering the robot clay skin.