The module Learning Robots by Emilia Barakova in May 2012 aims at providing the necessary tools and knowledge for making products able to learn and behave autonomously, being able to show elements of natural behavior.
There are few jobs that men are better at than robots. After all, robots are more precise, they have superb physical conditions, they do not complain on repetitive jobs, they are never on strike. But there is one sector that is undoubtedly a no-robots zone: the creative industries.
Robots do not understand the spontaneity of creativity, the artist’s sensitive eye or even the basic principles like ugly or beautiful...
But what if a robot can really learn? What if it is capable of mastering painting techniques, and by taking the public opinion on beautiful and ugly create trend-adapting, ever original paintings we love? This would revolutionize the art world completely.
Imagine on your next museum visit, that just by giving more or less attention to a painting, you could actively change the type of art that is created? Such a robot will not only make exhibitions extremely user-centered, but could also function as a research tool, capturing very visually and in time the changing taste of its visitors.
With our learning robot we will change an ordinary 3-axis robot into a learning artist. We will follow its steps from childhood (picking up the brush without paint for the first time) till the glory days of artist hood, that unlike any human artist will never fade.