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Professor Paul Kry wins best paper award for artistic robot

last modified 2016-07-18 15:49

Awarded at Expressive 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal along with students Brendan Galea, Ehsan Kia and Nicholas Aird

In the Computer Animation and Interaction Capture Lab, a new kind of artist has emerged. Prof. Kry and his students have developed a method for creating stippled paintings using a quadcopter drone equipped with a small sponge and ink. The drone works with a computer and uses motion capture to ascertain its position and determine where to daub the ink. So far it has painted Alan Turing, Che Guevara and Grace Kelly, with remarkable results. The paper won a best paper award at Expressive 2016, a joint symposium on Computational Aesthetics, Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal. This project was also presented at the Symposium on Computational Fabrication 2016 and awarded a best poster honorable mention at Graphics Interface 2016. See the project page here