Rosbank and FANUC involved robot in art

    19 June

On June 19, an interactive robot-artist, co-created by Rosbank and FANUC Russia, appeared in Sokolniki park. It will draw two pictures in the impressionistic manner for two weeks and everyone can assist it.

The style of impressionism was not accidentally chosen: this artistic movement originated in France and glorified such names as Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Renoir and other artists. The main difference between impressionism and other styles is drawing with jerky touches. The robot will work in the same technique. You can come to the park and draw with the robot until the 2nd of July. 

The robot scans colours of those park guests’ clothes, who would like to take part in the drawing, and makes several touches of the appropriate colour on the canvas. On the project website everyone who assisted robot artist in the park can found himself on the picture and find out what colours are the most popular in Moscow. By the way, our Bot in Messenger could create your psychological portrait by analyzing which colour you appreciate most of all.

Dmitry Olyunin, Rosbank CEO: "There are almost no interactive objects in the contemporary urban environment. And we decided to create a project that will help to popularize art through interaction with a dynamic urban environment. Now everyone can participate in the creation and become a part of the masterpiece in the style of impressionism. Sokolniki Park is one of the most popular places for family holidays in the city, and we hope that both the smallest guests of the park and adults will like our robot-artist." 

Marco Delaini, FANUC Russia CEO: “The robot-artist is a new uncommon format for us. People seldom face robots in their day-to-day life. So, for many of them it will be a unique experience. Everyone can assist the innovative artist and the final result will depend on the park guests.” 

The robot needs 40 hours of permanent work and 2 liters of paint in 42 colours to create one picture. It will scan more than 1300 people to make about 20 000 touches and finish the work. The robot was programmed by Hello Computer. The hardest thing was to teach the robot to hold the brush, like Monet, - for this purpose, a real artist was specially invited. He spent long hours to apply touches, simulating the movements of the robot. The robot is emotional as any other artist and it can destroy the picture if he doesn’t like it. 

You can follow the stages of creating a picture on the project's website.