The 2017 2nd Annual Robot Art Competition with $100,000 in cash prizes is now open for team registration (robotart.org).We’re a nonprofit, and the contest is free to enter and open to any age. The goal is to challenge students to produce something visually beautiful with robotics–that is, to have a robot use physical brushes and paint to create an artwork. It’s ideal for robotic student projects involved in robotic planning and image processing, especially those who have an appreciation for art. Details, team signup, and last year’s winners are at robotart.org.
Students can use any robotic system to produce the artwork. While most teams are using existing robotic arms, the contest is open to custom hardware. Students can enter up to six paintings in each of the competition categories of “fully automated execution” and “manually (semi or tele-robotic) generated” art, where generally, there is little or no specialized software used to control the robot.
The deadline for artwork submission is April 15th. If you have questions or ideas on who we should contact to help spread the word, please let us know.