It is called Frida, in honor of Frida Kahlo, the robotic arm that collaborates with humans to create artwork: thanks to a system of artificial intelligence similar to that of Chat GPThe’s able to translate a textone song or one photography in a paintingfollowing the iuser instructions and gradually correcting the slightly imprecise brushstrokes thanks to the supervision of an automatic learning system. The first results will be presented by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Icra) 2023 in London.
The robot Frida (Framework and Robotics Initiative for Developing Arts) is similar to a robotic paint system, “but he’s not an artist”, explains researcher Peter Schaldenbrand. “Frida it does not generate ideas to communicate. Frida is a system with which an artist could collaborate.
The artist can specify high-level goals for Frida and then Frida can execute them.” For the moment, the colors still have to be mixed manually, but soon the robotic arm could be equipped with an automatic mixing system. The whole process for the the realization of the work on canvas takes a few hours.For the future, the researchers intend to broaden Frida’s skills and extend her use to sculpture as well.
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