Robots, Servos and Art

Creating art is clearly a human thing, right? It takes inspiration, forethought and planning, detailed execution, and emotion to make a great piece of art. But what if an ordinary welding robot, with the help of some humans and computers, could turn art into an algorithm and pick up a brush? That’s just what some researchers did with a robot they call e-David.

The purpose of the research was to determine how we can use algorithms to explain what we normally think of as truly human-only actions to “optimize” them. Researchers say to think of  pointillist Seurat and his million of dots — would he change his techniques because of the ability to use a robot, instead of taking hundreds of hours to painstakingly make one painting?

When you take technology and use it to change our perception of what we are capable of as humans, it changes the way we see the world around us. Extending the power of the machinery with which we collaborate extends our abilities and shortens the gap between dreams and possibility.

Machines and optimized processes change the way we can approach the world but not without a good set of hands and minds behind them. Computers, after all, are only as good as their programmers. Servos are no different. If your servos aren’t working properly or not to their full potential, they’re limiting your ability to see the world in a new way. So why not give us a call and we’ll help you by getting your servos optimized so you can go back to thinking about bigger, more exciting things. If you need some inspiration, just take a look at what e-David is capable of—the results will surprise you.

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