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Robot Artist Draws Caricatures in Three Minutes

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Not content to just take our medical and factory jobs, robots are now eying the art field, with an emphasis on creating caricatures. After robots one day hit the street and earn money by drawing people, caricature will become a lost art to humans. It will be a world gone mad. Robots will draw us everywhere we go. We will be required to have caricature license pictures. They will enslave and cage us just so they can practice their art!

And it all started with this robot developed by the Fraunhofer Institute. It was on display at CeBit 2012 and it can draw a portrait in just under three minutes. You just need to let it capture a black & white photo, then get out of the way and let the robot do it’s thing.

Software detects how light reflects off the surface of the image. That’s how it determines the facial features of its subjects and reproduces them on canvas as an abstract line drawing. Right now the caricature robot costs about $53,000 so artists are safe for the time being.

Or not.

[via TechCentral via Geek]



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