Bringing ‘hands on’ craftsmanship to computerised technology, Eindhoven Design Academy graduate Joong Han Lee has created a 3D printing machine that allows the user to shape the object via haptic technology, allowing them to feel the surface of the object.
Haptic technology, or haptics, is a sensory-led technology that aids the creation of virtual objects by applying forces, vibrations or motions to the user.
Titled Haptic Intelligentsia, the installation invites the user to freely move the extruding gun, which is attached to a high-tech haptic prosthetic. Using only haptic feedback – the virtual interface – the user traces the virtual shape into reality with the extruding plastic. Stray away from the programmed shape, and the computer nudges you back on track.