Artificial art: RobotArt competition on creating images for robots

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Recently becoming more widespread development in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence, aimed not at solving logic problems and on the aesthetic side of our lives. For example, the artificial intelligence is quite bearable can write music, videos, and even record songs. It is now artworks. The competition RobotArt robots compete to see which of them is the best Creator.

RobotArt held for the second year in a row and, unlike last year's competition when the machines «betrayed» printers, plotters and other electronic devices, this time all of the painting robots paint with «traditional» method. The competition was attended by 38 teams, and the total number of jobs created exceeded two hundred. Most teams were formed of scientists from various scientific institutions, but was among the participants and the professional artists who have changed the main direction of its activities on the more «high tech».

Almost all «contestants» were similar in their structure — in their design, present a mechanical arm, but there was not one team that use the same algorithms and principles of creation of works. In some cases, the actions of the machines ruled the people, other robots drew their own. Was provided and very original samples: one system required data from a camera that tracked the movements of a dancing person. These data were processed and transformed into line and colour according to certain rules. The other car turned into a work of art images of the electrical activity of the human brain, which, thinking about various things, managed to create paintings. But even here there was a place abstract art: robot Anguis looked like a worm with pneumatic control, who, crawling on a sheet of paper, drawing abstract images.

The Total prize Fund RobotArt is 100 thousand dollars, and the winners will be revealed during the voting. The results will influence how the survey of users of Facebook, and the jury, composed of professional artists and scientists-inventors. To see all the work on

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