HANOVER, Germany--Who says robots don't have a sense of aesthetics?
Fraunhofer Institute showed off a robot that drew people's portraits here at the CeBIT tech show. It drew a big crowd, too--metaphorically speaking--with a steady throng watching its slow progress.
The robot actually didn't have a sense of aesthetics. Instead it had a camera, an algorithm to convert a digital photo into outlines, and an ability to draw those lines very precisely on a whiteboard.
Check the video below to see it in action. It's a thing of trigonometric beauty in its own way. … Read more