On May 16th RobotArt.org announces the winners of its first annual $100,000 competition. As official rankings were tallied, the winning teams were truly international with the top three teams residing in Asia, North America, and Europe. The winning robots were determined based on a combination of public voting and professional judges. NoRAA ranked 3rd and was the judges favorite although they used a more traditional plotter for execution.
Here is what judges said about NoRAA’s work:
“Extremely interesting and innovative work using robotics… I would definitely add one of these works to my personal collection!” – Sarah Nind
“I found this collection of paintings to be conceptually strong and unique, with the layers producing a satisfying spatial quality. ” – Anne Petty
“Of all the pieces we saw, we thought this one was the most successful artwork produced BY a robot, rather than THROUGH a robot. The fact that the AI develops the image design itself, rather than working from a reference photo or photos, was significant, and the final artwork is a successful abstract, with a simple overall pattern but a more complex structure within. The fact that Patrick was also able to produce work in larger sizes and on canvas was also a plus.” – Patrick/Jeannie Wilshire
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