Saturday, June 27, 2015

Meet Mr. Head, a cleaning robot that makes abstract paintings

Painting might be the last thing you'd expect robots to excel at, but some of them produce top quality results. Take Mr. Head, for example. This machine creates paintings in the style of the American abstract expressionism movement. He used to be a vacuum cleaner, but a Japanese engineer, who goes by the name HYdeJII, turned him into an artist.

   The build is quite simple. HYdeJII attached four containers filled with acrylic paints into the robot and connected them with tubes. He then programmed the machine to move around a 1,000mm x 1,000mm canvas and squirt different paints. I bet he really likes Pollock and Riopelle. 

   Check out a video of Mr. Head dripping paint down a canvas after the break.

[h/t: Japan Trends]

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