Robot Driven By Water Pressure Creates Unpredictable Graffiti

The Senseless Drawing Bot #2 creates random, colorful designs using spray cans and inertia.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on February 8, 2013.

Japanese new media artists Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno have developed the Senseless Drawing Bot #2, a new version of a previously designed robot that created ‘senseless’ graffiti through the momentum of movement. Senseless Drawing Bot #2 works in a similar method, creating unpredictable graffiti using the inertia generated by high water pressure.

Robot Driven By Water Pressure Creates Unpredictable Graffiti

Creative Applications notes that it uses “the power of high pressure (water) washers” to move its robotic arms up and down. With a spray can attached to each, they create chaotic drawings at they swing about and quickly release the colorful paint. Arduino and servos are used to pull the lever for each arm.

The Senseless Drawing Bot #2 was developed and displayed at the creative event Tokyo Graphic Passport. You can see the robot in action in the video below:

Senseless Drawing Bot #2