Robot copies Mona Lisa sketch just by looking at it - Futurity


You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A new algorithm enables robots to put pen to paper, writing words using stroke patterns similar to human handwriting. It's a step, the researchers say, toward robots that are able to communicate more fluently with human coworkers and collaborators. "Just by looking at a target image of a word or sketch, the robot can reproduce each stroke as one continuous action," says Atsunobu Kotani, an undergraduate student at Brown University who led the algorithm's development. "That makes it hard for people to distinguish if it was written by the robot or actually written by a human."