After 14 years of continuous operation, a KUKA palletizing robot took up a new function in 2015, appearing as an art exhibit at the Italian art fair Paratissima in Turin.
Paratissima art fair: the palletizing robot from KUKA gives an excellent performance, even as a work of art
From palletizing robot to objet d’art
The palletizing robot used to be in charge of keeping things orderly: untiring, meticulous and reliable, the KUKA robot spent 14 years sorting boxes of hinges used in furniture production. In November 2015, it gave up its role as a diligent organizer, embracing creative chaos instead. For this, professional body painters applied their skills to transforming the robot into a work of art. From 4 to 8 November 2015, it was on display at the renowned Italian art fair Paratissima in Turin. “The project was an unusual opportunity for us to share our modern robot technology with a group of people with whom we would otherwise rarely come into contact,” enthused Gian Luca Branca, CEO of KUKA Italy SpA.