RobotArt – the $100,000 Robot Art competition!

19 school and research teams from around the world worked this past year to build robots who can paint art.  This year we have 100 submissions!  You can now view and vote on your favorites as public voting will have a major impact on which teams will win!  Winners announced on May 14th.

Click here to vote for the winners!

The 2018 “3rd Annual” International Robotic Art Competition’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.

For 2018, we will be showcasing and selling robot-created art at the 2018 Seattle Art Fair (typically in August).  100% of proceeds will go to the artist teams!

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 educational institutions or to teams 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. 

Read more about robotic art and the philosophy behind the competition.