Sketching Robots May Displace Starving Artists

Is there no area of paid human endeavor unthreatened by robots? How about sketching?


(c3po by Paul-II)

The more advanced creation is e-David. A machine built with an arm from an industrial robot, e-David is capable of grasping five different brushes and can dip each brush into a paint container, allowing for the use of up to 24 different colors in each painting.

Though e-David is more advanced, Paul, which produced the “Paul’s Memories” series of paintings, remains Tresset’s most successful robot. The Paul-derived paintings have been exhibited in major art museums and have been acquired by galleries, museums, and art fairs for display. Based on the feedback provided by the art world and the art-loving public, Tresset believes the creations of Paul indeed “are considered as works of art.”

Maybe not quite a prediction, but SF fans were treated to robotically produced art in the 2003 movie I, Robot, when Sonny rapidly (!) sketched a picture of his dream about a bridge.

Via Digital Trends.

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