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Andrew Conru, the founder of the social networking company FriendFinder Networks, decided to shed light on robots’ creative side by hosting a contest.
The aptly named Robot Art Contest accepted submissions through April 14, and now people are voting on their favorite works of art. Winners will be announced May 15.
There are two categories in the contest that people can submit to: Telerobotics, which is for robots that collaborate with humans, and Fully Automated painting robots. The grand prize in the Fully Automated category is $30,000. Those who win the Telerobotics category can take home $10,000, and there’s also a $5,000 prize for “best technical contribution.”
Scroll down to see the submissions.
A portrait of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov by robot e-David, submitted in the Fully Automated category. The robot was created by researchers at the University of Konstanz.
You can see more of e-David’s work here.
“Warholized Marilyn Monroe” by an unnamed robot from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Submitted in the Fully Automated category.
“Psychedelic Cat” also submitted by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the Fully Automated category.
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Researchers at a European project are teaching robots to use written text to learn how to perform tasks.
If you’ve ever needed to know how to tie a bowtie or fix a strawberry daiquiri, you likely ended up on a website like WikiHow for step-by-step instructions. Surprisingly, some robots are now doing the same.