Forest Ranger Druids
2021, Final Project, Shenkar
In the framework of this project, which seeks to stimulate public discussion of atmospheric CO₂ levels and the importance of rehabilitating the world’s forests, a series of robotic forest rangers were developed to support reforestation efforts and sustainable forest management.
Each robot is assigned a defined role in managing and preserving the forest. Their roles and design language reflect a long process of studying the work of forest rangers and an attempt to gain an in-depth understanding of the needs of the world’s forests.
The robotic foresters operate in systems that change in accordance with the forest’s needs, and can function as separate individuals or as members of work groups.
The project’s visual and conceptual power derives from the hybrid connection of two worlds that are perceived as opposites – nature and technology – to offer a possible solution for an urgent problem.
The design process and sketching
The Forest Rangers Druids in the forest
Final product - Chunk
Final product - Dixon
Final product - Rikko
Final product - Forest Ranger Druids
Publication, awards and exebitions
Photography by Michael Shvadron