The Robot Art competition!
The 2019 “4th Annual” International Robotic Art Competition with $50,000 in cash prizes is now open for team registration. The contest’s goal is to challenge teams to produce something visually beautiful with robotics – that is, to have a robot use physical brushes and paint to create an artwork. Read more about robotic art and the philosophy behind the competition.
It’s ideal for students or professionals involved in robotic planning and image processing – especially those who have an appreciation for art. There is no cost to enter and any robotic system can be used to produce the artwork. While most teams are using existing robotic arms, the contest is open to custom hardware. Teams can enter up to 6 paintings in each of the competition categories of “original artwork” and “reinterpreted artwork” where a reference image or existing artwork is used as a reference.
Winners are determined based on a combination of public voting (over 3000 people with a Facebook account voted last year), 3 judges consisting of working artists, critics, and technologists, and by how well the team met the spirit of the competition – that is, to create something beautiful using a physical brush and robotics and to share what they learned with others. Below are a few of the submissions from previous years – check out the winners for the 2018, 2017, and 2016 Robot Art Competitions.
Here are some examples of previous winners in action.