Originally Posted by EllenRipley
I never knew there were painting robots. It sounds scary to me
Most of them are no more sophisticated than what happens when you take a picture with a digital camera and then print it out from a printer. They can't recognize related structures, so they can't really do anything but general effects.
This is one such example of a drawing robot-- https://www.wired.co.uk/article/sketching-robots
...It is kind of impressive in a way, but it is also rather generic in its style. The placement and direction of many of the lines it draws has nothing
to do with the form of what's being drawn. I would consider works like this to be more of a novelty than art.
My particular interest is in small sculptures... I have noticed that there are a lot of people (selling online) who seem to have tried to use 3-D printers or CNC routers to bypass traditional techniques. Some of these items look okay, but many bear obvious marks of being machine-made. Others have errors of proportions used or details that are missing, as if the machine method they used could not reliably create tiny details so the person just made that part of the model a bit larger--or just removed those details entirely.
Somehow, I'm not worried.