Graffiti tagging robots!

5 04 2010

Every once in a while I get to do something really fun at work.  For the last few weeks I’ve been working on a project to take data generated by Graffiti Analysis (iphone app) and make a robot draw the tag.  Graffiti Analysis is a really cool app that lets you draw quick graffiti tags and then upload them to 000000book.com, a repository of GML (Graffiti Markup Language) code.

The final demo will include an iPad, 1 more 6-axis robot, and lots and lots of paper and smelly markers…until then, here’s a video of a low-speed trial run…and yes, it does look like a 4 year old drew that picture 😉

How it works:

  1. Draw graffiti using the Graffiti Analysis iPhone app
  2. Upload to 000000book.com from the app
  3. Our pc application automatically downloads new tags from 000000book that came from a specific user
  4. The pc application translates gml code into real world robot coordinates and sends the data to our robot controller
  5. The result: a really expensive automated graffiti tagging machine!