Robotic Portraits

Hudson Yards, NYC

Celebrity portraits painted with an industrial robotic arm. 

Our team of programmers and designers created a live art installation using a 6-axis Universal Robot UR5e, paintbrushes, paint, and canvases.  The arm received brush stroke commands from a computer program that breaks down existing images to a series shapes and and layers of color.  Three different brush sizes and styles were built into a custom tool selector allowing the robot to spin it’s wrist to choose a brush.

A series of portraits painted by this installation were used in posters promoting the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival.

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