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| December 17, 2004
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ArtBot '04: Robot-Generated Art
Johns Hopkins students make the machines, but is it art?
The Mattin Center on the Johns Hopkins Homewood
campus attracted a healthy audience for the ArtBot 2004 Competition. (photo
by Will Kirk)
Students in the engineering course Robot Actuators and
Sensors had a challenging assignment: Design and build robots that would
on their own be capable of creating works of art.
Not only that, the machines and the resulting works of art would be
judged by a panel of art judges and the public.
The event was organized by Professor Allison Okamura, who taught the
course and gave the assignment, and Joan Freedman, director of the Digital
The inspired creativity--and loss of sleep--was on full display at the
Mattin Center. To get a sense of what the students came up with and
how well their robots did in creating art, watch a short video of the
the video in Windows Media format.
video in QuickTime format.
To learn more about this, read a story in The
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