CloudPainter is a computationally creative painting robot project. It is the sixth collaborative robotic art system that I have made in the past twelve years. My first machine drew simple lines with a paint brush, connect-the-dots. My most recent robots use a custom 3D printed paint head, multiple robotics arms, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and computational creativity to make an increasing amount of independent aesthetic decisions.
Have always wondered what exactly creativity was. Dissecting my own artistic process and trying to teach it to robots is my attempt to better understand it. While my robots may never be able to make truly original creative decisions, what they are capable of reveals the point where computational creativity ends and human creativity begins. It was not until I began exploring this threshold that I began to understand my own creativity and what it revealed about me as an artist.
Our current progress as we try to pull software and hardware together in an attempt to make true artificially creative art.
Previous Robot Projects
The development of a 3D Robot Head capable of painting with four brushes and five airbrushes.
Painting Robot that took its own pictures, created its own original composition, and painted each portrait one stroke at a time.
Crowdsourced painting machine that allowed thousands of people from around the world to all paint at once on same canvas.
Includes multiple robots that experiments with various approaches and AI concepts.