The world’s first write & erase robot, Scribit, can turn any wall into a wonderwall. Created by Carlo Ratti Associati this intelligent ‘writing robot’ allows you to draw images and text on any wall surface: whiteboards, glass – instantly reconfigure and personalise a wall.

Scribit can be installed in less than 5 minutes: all that is needed are two nails and a power plug. Scribit is always connected to the web, meaning that you can download, upload or source any content from the Internet.

A restaurant can post the day’s menu on its wall, a hotel can change the focus wall in its lobby by projecting an artwork… the possibilities are endless. Scribit can travel on every kind of vertical surface, from whiteboards to glass or plaster. It can safely draw, cancel and re-draw new content an infinite number of times, allowing you to print a different image on your wall every few minutes.

“We are totally deluged with information, and spend too much of our non-sleeping time in front of one form or another of digital screen. Do we really want to add more screens to our lives?” says Carlo Ratti, founding partner of CRA and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

“Scribit offers up an alternative: a robotic system that draws on any kind of vertical surface, following a primordial act performed by humanity since our first cave graffiti.” Scribit was on display at Milan Design Week, in the framework of CRA’s “Living Nature” installation developed for Salone del Mobile in Milan’s piazza del Duomo.