Waste metal parts new life: artist + Brauer's lighting robot

The development of science and technology is changing with each passing day. We explore the observation of gravity and quantum mechanics in the universe. We go deep into the human body and try to resolve the mysteries of biology in the micro; we develop or create more machinery or tools for industrial assembly, transportation, minimally invasive medicine. Or labor and other aspects, to help humans overcome physiological limitations, hope to bring better development of life. Research on robots has never stopped, from early industrial robots, welding or painting robots, combat robots, scientific research robots (such as deep-sea or space-detecting robots), to different needs of robots such as companions. The development and application of various types of robots and artificial intelligence is not only a future trend, but also a hot and uninterrupted research field.


In today's world, the design of robots is more complicated and sophisticated with the development of special materials. Occasionally, we will miss the first-order robots that have been assembled with instruments in childhood movies such as "霹雳五" or "Walley Wall-e". Or in the Star Wars movie, the aerospace robot R2-D2, which is dormant because of the disappearance of the owner, or the cute and loyal BB-8. At that time, with a sense of industry and a friendly face pieced together, we always feel closer and more secure.

Perhaps for this reason, when I was a child, I loved science fiction comics and TV series, and the French artist Bruno Lefèvre-Brauer (aka +Brauer), who was involved in art, graphic design and sculpture creation, was influenced by Japanese robots. Stanley. Influenced by Kubrick's American sci-fi film "2001 Space Roaming", when the first robotic molding device was created 12 years ago, it chose to use the more primitive shape as the main axis.



+Brauer has long collected a large number of metal parts that have been stacked in workshops or warehouses due to the replacement of industrial design through collection or second-hand transactions. Using these rescued materials, reassemble their own aesthetics to form a retro and distinctive robot. The rust marks of these metal parts mark the time. "As soon as I see those parts, I know how to use them," says Brauer. He reconfigured it with his past experience and skill, changed the appearance and installed the lighting power, giving each robot a strange and rich variety.



Take a closer look at these robots, +Brauer gave them different names: a green light on their heads, a red-eyed robot with a small light bulb in their green belly - Konstantin, three springs at the top symbolizing hairstyle Female robot - Olga, or Philips (Philips), which writes famous words directly on the chest. During the day, they show the unique beauty of the material itself over time. When the night light is on, it is like a life-like divergent magic light; whether it is turned on or off, it is a unique and poetic art work.


+Brauer gives these new life, which is about to be abandoned, a new life, as a rebellion against excessive consumption in the mass consumer culture. Looking at these cute robots with a retro flavor of the 50s, the next time we are ready to discard items, we can think about whether they have any chance to be reused, and maybe it will be the opening of different creations!

+Brauer Robots
48 rue de Montmorency, 75003 Paris, France
Want to see more robots? Available to +Brauerwebsiteor FB.

Image Source: +Brauer

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