If you’ve ever seen a proper New Orleans Mardi Gras float and awed at its sophistication and artistry, you might have also wondered, “How’d they make that?” The video below explains a lot of the current practices going into float design and fabrication.
Kern Studios has built a reputation making incredible Mardi Gras floats in New Orleans, as well as ornate and intricate outdoor advertising installations around the world. In order to take their creativity to the next level, as well as increase throughput, Kern turned to KUKA partner Robotic Solutions to help design a system that uses KUKA robots to mill the intricate patterns found in the float features.
The final result is a system that not only replicates the human touch, but also allows them to think about building floats in ways that were not possible before – amplifying human creativity.
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