Friday, June 24, 2011

A Robot Hand That Draws Artfully Demented Portraits

They're programmed to approximate Tresset's own style... just not particularly well.
We have machines that can recognize faces and machines that can draw. Now, thanks to scientist/engineer/artist Patrick Tresset, we have robots that do both -- look at your face and then draw a portrait while you wait. One catch, though: Tresset has programmed them to be kind of clumsy.

[Read more about Patrick Tresset's exhibition at Tenderpixel]

By John Pavlus, a writer for - thanks John from Lisa Powell at Art Rent and Lease!

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