Art Blog - Oliver Deussen, Thomas Lindemeier - Empty Kingdom

Oliver Deussen and Thomas Lindemeier switch out welding with painting with their latest robotics project e-David. Not to say that this is a mere substitute for any artist’s hand, but instead to display the root logic behind a specified style of painting. More detailed info after the jump.

Background info can be read as follows:

“Our vision is to build a robot that is able to paint with real color on a real canvas. Our machine called e-David (Drawing Apparatus for Vivid Image Display) is an ordinary welding robot, which typically is used for manufacturing cars. We combine the machine with sensors, a camera and control computer. A computer program produced drawing commands that are executed by the machine. Since we work with real materials and brushes, the output of the machine is never perfect. Therefore we establish a control loop using the camera in which the output of the robot is captured and new drawing commands are computed that correct the errors of the preceding step. This way we gradually approach a given goal function…”

Watch the artistic hand of the welder bot down below.

Art Blog - Oliver Deussen, Thomas Lindemeier - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Oliver Deussen, Thomas Lindemeier - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Oliver Deussen, Thomas Lindemeier - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Oliver Deussen, Thomas Lindemeier - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Oliver Deussen, Thomas Lindemeier - Empty Kingdom

Short video demo for the E-DAVID ROBOT PAINTING.

e-David Robot Painting, 2013

Oliver Deussen
Thomas Lindemeier


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