Open Access to Robots

A Design Practice

Leandra Balliel

Technische Hochschule Wildau

Februar / February - 2023

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

Bachelor of Arts


In the thesis "Open Access to Robots", a design process was developed which enabled experiments on robotic production and digital fabrication with the parameter code (software), tool (hardware) and material. The aim was to use the experimental series to gain control over the complex interaction between the parameters. On one hand, the design process enabled me to gain a fundamental understanding of how to create digitally driven designs. On the other hand, in line with distributed manufacturing, this resulted in the possibility of reproducing an experiment or even final, generative production processes. "Open Access to Robots" is able to promote local, resource-saving production for individual items or small batches.