Jul 12, 2013

Fine Art Friday: eDAVID the Painting Robot

Among the million reasons not to be an artist, technology continues to make even your "creative" impulses the thing of the past. With the introduction of e-David, an ordinary welding machine that has been equipped with sensors, a camera and a control computer and painting supplies that consist of five different brushes and a 24-color palette, it teaches itself how to improve its work without your "ivory tower" feedback.

After being given a set of initial instructions from a programmer, e-David goes to work on his next masterpiece. Instead of being completely controlled by the programmer, the robot watches itself paint and decides of it’s own accord where to add the next stroke. Prepare to be sad, but amazed.

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