Technology conquers art
Technology conquers art: robot appeared outlines your portrait!
An artist at Goldsmiths Institute, part of the University of London, launched a robotic arm that is able to draw.
Powered by the Leverhulme Trust and funded by the Department of Computing at the University of London, artist Patrick Tresset trained a robot to draw human portraits, relying on his skills.
The device has "eyes" connect to an artificial mind which imperfectly simulates some of his skills Tresset. The machine has watched the master at work, while drawing portraits, then put into practice what he learned.
Tresset working together with Professor Frederic Fol Leymarie, and their project, known as AIKON-II, entered the media attention in recent years.
AIKON project will follow two main ways of research: the first of which begins with the study of archives sketches and notes left by artists and the second is based on contemporary scientific and technological knowledge.
"Even if still partial, the accumulated knowledge about our perceptual systems and other neurobiological systems are sufficiently advanced that, together with recent advances in computer equipment, computer vision and artificial intelligence, we can try to build sophisticated computer simulations of at least one part of the identification process of the perceptual or cognitive, involved in the drafting of a face by artists, "says Professor Fol Leymarie about AIKON project.
The system has always been limited by the lack of "awareness" of what was drawn, and the next step that will work is to optimize the machine, so they can think for themselves and be able to form their own artistic style.
A Japanese invented the beer that turns into a robot.
Ron Tajima Japanese Roboticist designed a robot that can hide easily, because at first glance may not be particularly a beer.
Being a new step towards robots that can transform CanBot may waive the form of beer, highlighting the three states with which it moves. Also, the robot can move rolling.
The robot designed by Japanese inventor can be controlled by a controller that uses the Wii-type gaming consoles.
The newest military robot: Pocket tank!
iRobot, a small robot, very easily, which helps soldiers to have an overview in a mission without being discovered, was launched by 110 FirstLook. It comes with two arms which helps the robot to be able to pick and to avoid small obstacles, or to climb stairs of 20 cm height.
Equipped with a video camera that offers a 360 degrees, the robot can transmit these images to a screen with touchcreen which is mounted on the wrist, which also serves as the operator control unit.
The robot has dimensions of 26 cm long, 23 cm wide and 10 cm high and weighs under 2.5 kg. It can avoid obstacles 20 cm, can withstand a fall from a height of about five feet, can stay underwater up to a depth of one meter and can reach a speed of 5.5 km / h.
Besides the little robot mounted video equipment, audio equipment there that will help soldiers to hear what There occurs around the robot, and can send messages to people on the battlefield.
The robot is autonomous for six hours that can move wherever needed, but can last up to ten hours in the passive state, while observation.
IRobot official price has not been disclosed, but is believed to be worth around $ 100, and FirstLook is believed to have thousands of copies ready to be delivered.