Over the past three weeks I’ve been working on a robotic painter to research the area of mechanical artwork reproduction and automated picture to painting creation for Instapainting.com.
The initial prototype was built in about 3 weeks, and currently does mechnical reproductions. The AI painting mode which will paint a photograph will follow in the next post (putting some finishing touches on it). The goal is to have it accomplish both problem domains in full color, and to rival the quality of Chinese-produced hand-painted replicas. You can see how it’s currently done in China: