Introducing e-David, The World’s First Robot Painter

Published August 18, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

The completed portrait is a rich and intimate study of a man’s unique vision, his materials, and his inevitably flawed execution of outwardly conveying that internal vision to others. In short, it documents the human condition. But what if that act can be perfected through technology? Is it art, or is it science? Or both? Utilizing visual feedback and optimization, along with five different brushes and repository of 24 colors, robot painting machine e-David creates original works of art with an artist’s touch–not his hand. The results are aesthetically stunning and easily pass as a human production, but is it truly artwork?

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