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Candle Robot

2019
Malte Bartsch, Benjamin Maus

An industrial robot perpetually celebrates its birthday by putting small candles on cakes, lighting them with a lighter and then blowing them out. On exhibit at Städtische Gallerie Wolfsburg as part Malte Bartsch’s solo exhibition Auto Modus 2.

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Technology

End effector with two custom tools

End effector with two custom tools

Mechanism for lighting a cigarette lighter

Mechanism for lighting a cigarette lighter

Parallel gripper for candles

Parallel gripper for candles

Tool controller that connects the tools to the robot's field-bus (EtherCat)

Tool controller that connects the tools to the robot's field-bus (EtherCat)

Credits

Artistic Concept by Malte Bartsch

Tool, Electronics and Mechanics by Benjamin Maus

Robot Programming by Benjamin Maus

Photographs by Siggi Schmidt