|Though artificial intelligence and human creativity are related in a broad sense, there is currently little crossover between the two.
One of my major software projects deals with exploring each and trying to find the connections. The unique process behind all my work is similar. I create paintings with the aid of computers, robots, and machines.
|The new painting robot is amazing. This is the highest resolution art I have made by machine yet.
It is currently entering its third day of painting this 24″x30″ portrait titled “Bonnie”. It is about 75% done. I estimate it has 12-18 hours left to finish the painting.
The work is being submitted to the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Gallery of Art. I participate every year hoping that one year they will accept a robot painted portrait. The day is coming.
This will be my lucky year!
Construction of my third painting robot has entered its second week. It is too large for my own good. It can move a robotic arm as much as 72″ side to side and 54″ up and down. Awesome. I am going to run a special promotional sale tonight for the inaugral painting. With bidding starting at $2000 you will be able to commission a painting as large as its max dimensions. I am not sure how large this painting robot will be able to paint when I am done with all the mechanics, but it will be around 66″ x 48″.
Also notice my favorite laptop in the background. When I was working on robotic cars for the DARPA Grand Challenge, that thing fell off of the back of a dune buggy going at least 15 mph on a grass field (some say it was 25 mph) . I wrote it off as a destroyed laptop as soon as I saw it get flung. But when I got to it, I dusted it off and it was good to go. Fast forward five years and I pull it out of my closet. Sure the battery was dead, but it fired right up when plugged in and sent instructions to the robot for its first test movements. About 3 days more work left and we will be good to go.
I will post auction for inaugral painting here shortly.
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|A third painting robot is in the works. This one takes up an entire room. When it is finished there will no longer be size constraints on commissions. I will post more about the exact size soon. I just loved this picture and how my son actually helped me build part of the new machine.
As always, I accept commissions. Be the first to get a large scale stretched canvas portrait!