29 May '14, 5pm

Roboartist robot sketches better than you

Roboartist robot sketches better than you

Roboartist sketching Heath Ledger’s role as the Joker in The Dark Knight (via Screen cap and HaD) Have you ever seen a drawing so realistic that it makes you wonder if it was made by man or machine? Well, now you have merit to wonder. Robots have entered into the world of fine arts. Meet Roboartist – the robotic Renoir. Roboartist is a vector drawing machine that can sketch anything its webcam can capture. Users can feed the prototype images as well, and the robot will map the geometric coordinates of the lines that make up the image, and then take its pencil and get to work on A3 paper, illuminated by an LED backlight. The artistic image capture was initially powered by the Canny, but now the development team designed its own version called Edgestract, an edge detection algorithm that enables the machine to capture the hard lines of an image and duplicate them using its h...

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