STUNNING ROBOTIC ARM LIGHT SCULPTURE FOR HENNESSY IN COGNAC, FRANCE
Masrhmallow Laser Feast (MLF), based in London, is one of the leading virtual reality creators today. They recently launched a stunning art piece using light and a robotic arm to create a permanent installation in Cognac, France celebrating the 7th Generation Master’s blender Yann Fillioux’s handing over to his successor Renaud Fillioux de Gironde.
At this time a symbol “The Quest” was created. “This blend embodies ideal simplicity and absolute perfection, it’s a master blender’s dream come true,” says Yann Fillioux about this one-time cognac creation.
Commissioned by Hennessy, MLF worked for several months on “The Quest”, a robotic light sculpture made with thousands of shards with each one projecting precise abstracts forms symbolizing the 7th Generation.
Steps to create robotic arm masterpiece
A metal structure was built to install the shards. It was necessary to find a robot integrator to carry out the integration of the robotic arm in one of the most prestigious locations in Hennessey, the cellar where the best reserves are stored. Hennessy Paradis Imperial is a blend of incredibly rare Eaux de vie distilled back in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Very specific robot programming was required for this project as the robot paths produced were controlled using KUKA’s “Entertain Tech” software which was used to combine and synchronise the movements of the robot with the control of the light source to reflect light rays through the shards. This movement and the light source timing was synchronised so as to reflect abstracts forms on the wall produced from within each shard. It was a piece of indescribable beauty allied with extreme precision.
Phoenix Control Systems Ltd carried out the robot integration of the complete cell including the control panel and the commissioning of the robot. We are very proud to be counted among the experts that were instrumental in bringing this amazing project to fruition.
The robot arm and the structure are now part of the Hennessy Founder’s cellar as a testimony to the 7th master blenders for future generations.
Our congratulations to our customer, Masrhmallow Laser Feast, for their success. Our best wishes to the 8th Generation Master’s blender of Hennessy.
Robotics is widely used in the Entertainment industry there is no specific limit of what robot can achieve in this industry. Robotics can be found in Theatre, Music shows, Television, films, and any other shows. Consult with your robot integrator next time you want to carry out your events or shows. There are three key elements: your imagination, an industrial robot, a robot integrator, and a great team.