Can an AI be creative? What will art look like in a future where AI takes over most human jobs?
This project aims to ask these questions in a humorous way. We wanted to create an experience similar to being drawn by a street cartoonist, as seen in major European cities like Paris, Rome, and Berlin. Here, the role of the street caricaturist is played by a machine.
The person to be portrayed is first recognized via face recognition using OpenCV. However, instead of creating a realistic portrait, the machine draws a unique caricature via the AxiDraw, a robotic drawing arm, to the surprise of the portrayed person.