The robotic painting project titled Machining Emotion establishes a mutual relationship between human emotions and robotic machines. The robotic painting process is based on a series of consecutive steps, initiated by fast and intuitive 3d sketches executed by the artists using a 3d digitizer and the leap motion controller. From these initial sketches – the powerlines – essential data like speed, angular movements and emotive pressure are used to feed the code with variables. Within this process some algorithms are mapping fractal self-similarity on the initial emotive curve, and eventually the 3d assembly is projected on a flat surface. Last step is to instruct the robot as to machine the emotive content with high precision. The human to robot interplay augments the art of abstract calligraphy with a cross-fertilization of intuitive gestures with logical rationale. During the Dubai Design Week end of October 2015 I produced together with the Machining Emotion team 4 large circular paintings, each painting consisting of 3 panels. With these circular paintings we took advantage of the maximum reach of the robot.
Machining Emotion project team | Ilona Lénárd, visual artist | Kas Oosterhuis, the expert formerly known as the architect | Ana Maria Anton, programmer designer | Serban Bodea, programmer designer