Thursday, September 28, 2006

Robot Artist in Residence

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City has hired a robot artist for a performance display starting October 10.

The robot is RAP, the Robot Action Painter, from Portuguese artist Leonel Moura. It creates art using multichromatic sensors and an 'Artificial Aesthetic' algorithm to create original pen drawings.
It even signs the works when complete.
The drawings are abstract blobs of tangled lines. I might be more impressed if the thing could draw portaits or still life drawings or something.

The robot was designed to be very low maintenence for long term displays such as this.

Several earlier works of the robot will remain on display is Lisbon.

Artist robot to become part of New York museum collection - Yahoo! News


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