MIT has developed a drone that mimics what you draw

By Shawn Knight ยท 4 replies
Mar 28, 2016
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  1. The Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT has created a flying pantograph, an aerial drone equipped with a marker that mimics the movements of a human hand and sketches what it sees on a vertical landscape.

    As you’ll see in the clip above, the current iteration isn’t all that great at drawing. Researchers say this is done on purpose as the drone uses a software algorithm and aerodynamics to add its own creative touch to a drawing. Personally, I was hoping the clip would showcase someone drawing something legible but I digress.

    If refined, the technology could certainly be put to good use. Imagine an artist, for example, using it to paint a large mural on the side of a building without leaving the ground or helping an artist with a disability realize their full potential.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +1,287

    Imagine a jerk artist calling dibs on this technology and not allowing any other artists to try it :p
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,164   +2,637

    And the practical application? Perhaps making it easier to copy the answers from your neighbor on your next test or art exam?
  4. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 428   +180

    Giant d*ck paint in the chapels sidewall anyone?
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,339

    COW, DUCK, CAT - - (wouldn't this one be fun) a duckbill platypus?

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