Student work in industrial design: the forest druids of Segev Kaspi
Here’s a wonderfully bizarre and terribly imaginative project from industrial design student Segev Kaspi. Called Forest druids, this is Kaspi’s graduation project at Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, and it aimed to “stimulate public debate on atmospheric CO2 levels and the importance of rehabilitating the forests of the world “. Kaspi imagined surprising shapes at the intersection of robotics and character design:
“A series of robotic rangers have been developed to support reforestation efforts and sustainable forest management.”
“Each robot is assigned a defined role in the management and preservation of the forest. Their roles and design language reflect a long process of studying the work of rangers and an attempt to gain a thorough understanding of the needs of the forest rangers. forests of the world. “
“Robotic foresters operate in systems that change according to the needs of the forest and can function as separate individuals or as members of working groups.
“The visual and conceptual power of the project derives from the hybrid connection of two worlds perceived as opposites – nature and technology – to offer a possible solution to a pressing problem.”
Here are animations of the tasks they would perform:
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Discover more of Kaspi’s work here.