VIDEO: Ross Robotics – designing a modular ‘multi-mission’ robot, via art, literature and nature

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With no formal background in engineering, Philip Norman embarked on a journey to develop a modular, scalable, and reconfigurable ‘multi-mission’ robot system – no small feat for a writer, caricaturist and fine artist.

Starting out with ink, a drafting table, his artistic creativity and curiosity in natural principles, it was Mr. Norman’s discovery of Solid Edge’s 3D capabilities that unleashed his creative processes and proved integral to his development of adaptable robot systems.

Mr. Norman’s unique narrative supports his philosophy that nature’s fundamental concepts can inspire the design and development of man-made systems.
Here he shares insights learned on the long and winding road from art to part, highlighting working practices discovered at the intersection of the creative arts, natural principles and engineering.

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