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Robot can reproduce world's oldest cave painting for your interiors project

Robot can reproduce world's oldest cave painting for your interiors project

Rock art meets robotics with Scribit

Scribit is a write and erase robot created by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati
Scribit is a write and erase robot created by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati

If the design briefs demands something super quirky with a dash of tech, may we present Scribit the rock art robot?

Scribit robot can draw the world’s oldest painting to your wall.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the Chauvet Caves in Southern France, the sketch is inspired by one of the 32,000-year-old cave paintings discovered there, which are among some of the best-preserved figurative cave paintings in the world.

Scribit is a write and erase robot that can turn any vertical surface into a low-refresh screen on which to display information from the web, user-generated content, and art. Here it is in action:

With travel restricted for the near future, creators CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati say the robot can bring art and history to us.

The latest installment of the Scribit Originals series aims to raise awareness of the Chauvet project and  reproduce delicate cave painting Grand Cheval de Chauvet, which has been inaccessible to the public since its discovery twenty-five years ago.

In a case of life imitating art, Scribit’s invention was inspired by German film director Werner Herzog’s movie 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams, entirely filmed within the Chauvet Cave.

Following a global crowdfunding campaigns in 2018, the device is now in mass production, with the first 1,000 units already sent to the backers. 

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