Incredible works of art created by robots
Few associate robots with works of art. But the competition, hosted by Andrew Conru, founder of FriendFinder Networks, sheds light on the ability of robots to be creative.
“Many people don’t realize that technical areas are inherently very creative. I thought it would be quite interesting to hold an interdisciplinary competition that would unite the world of creativity and technology, ”says Conru.
Participants in the Robot Art contest can submit a work of art or a video of its creation by a robot and win a cash reward.
Contestants can participate in two categories: tele-robots, which are controlled by people, and fully automated machines. The competition ends on April 14th.
The main prize in the category of automated robots is $ 30,000. The winner in the telebot nomination will take home $ 10,000. In addition, there is also a prize of $ 5,000 for the best scientific contribution.
The following are incredible works of art created by robots:
Oliver Deussen and Thomas Lindemeier from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Germany, Constance, created the eDavid robot.
In fact, this is a welding robot that is used in the manufacture of automobiles.
But it is equipped with sensors, a camera and a control computer to create beautiful work.
eDavid receives an image that is trying to recreate as a picture.
Gradually, he improves it, using the camera, checking the source file. After completion, the robot even signs the picture with its name in the lower right corner.
To create his masterpieces, he uses 5 different types of brushes and 24 shades of colors.
A variety of artistic styles and variations are available to the robot.
Here we see a picture of the University of Konstanz where the robot was created: An
amazing portrait of George Clooney:
As you can see, the robot can draw in completely different styles.
Here is an artist at work:
But eDavid is not the only one who can paint beautiful pictures. Pindar Van Arman, a programmer and artist, also created the creative robot bitPaintr .
Van Arman's robot looks completely different than eDavid. Rather, it falls into the category of tele-robots, which together with people create works of art.
A person draws using a special application , and the robot does physical work.
But this machine can also use artificial intelligence to complete the drawing, i.e. it may well fall into the category of fully automated robots, like eDavid.
You can count on a great result.
The robot takes a picture of what he wants to work on, for example, the outlines of New York on the horizon, and draw it a little differently:
The robot begins to work with the details that stand out most in the picture, as a rule, these are dark tones, which it gradually brightens. This allows you to create extremely accurate portraits:
But in collaboration with people, the results are more interesting:
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth
That is why the category of teleobots is so intriguing: it shows how much can be achieved by combining the efforts and skills of people and robots:
During the competition, Van Arman will allow hundreds of people to work with the robot to create portraits.