I worked with Bond to rapidly develop and deploy a small army of writing robots.
Bond produces notes via custom plotter robots to try and create a unique personal connection between its clients and their audiences. I was brought on to develop their first series of functional prototypes. Within a year I developed nine production machines that delivered a combined 1,500 notes daily. The main challenge was to design precision machines quickly and get the production line rolled out incrementally. Beyond that, I had to develop an architecture that could be produced at scale and replicate all the features of handwriting people intuitively expect, and ruin the illusion when done wrong.
My process involved iterative prototyping, testing equipment design, target and stress pattern design, manufacturing line optimization, and lots of digital fabrication.
You can find out more about Bond’s robots on Youtube.