Robot artist (making a clay sculpture using
Human Artificial Intelligence)
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This video shows a robot sculpturing a female face.
There are no sound in the video because I wanted to
show the viewers what the robot is thinking while
making the artwork. The flashing text and freeze
frames are the internal thoughts of the robot and not
instruction text for the viewers. These internal
thoughts describe the details of how the robot
My robot doesn't use:
planning programs/heuristic searches (used by MIT and Stanford University),
Bayesian's probability theories for decision making, Bayesian's equation for
induction and deduction, semantic networks for natural language
understanding, predicate calculus, common sense systems, first-order logic,
rule-based systems, decision trees, genetic programming, or MACHINE
Before the robot does
any work, he has to first imagine his artwork in his mind. What exactly
does the robot want to produce using clay? This initial step includes
searching memory for possible images he can use. The robot was given
instructions from a boss to make a clay face of a female in her late-20's.
Common sense tells the robot that the female face has to be mature looking.
He also brainstorm ideas about what kind of face to portray. The idea he
got was a frontal face of a beautiful female with her eyes closed. In art
school, they teach you that every artwork has to have meaning. And the
robot has to make this clay sculpture with artistic meaning in mind.
Next, the robot has to
find a particular image he is looking for in memory. He might extract 3-4
images and select one. This image is known as the mental image. This
mental image serves as a model to mold the clay.
The robot has to also
use tools, including his fingers, to mold the clay according to the mental
image in his head. He generates and follow linear steps to make the clay
sculpture. Instructions such as what to copy and how to use the tools are
part of the linear steps.
As you can see, at the
ending of the video, the robot has succeeded in making a beautiful female
face using clay as the media.