Cadillac has taken the artistic abilities of humankind and paired it with the skills only capable by robotics. The brand, alongside Visionaire, unveiled their artistic robot “AutoPortrait”, the latest attraction at the Cadillac House in New York City.
The robot is quite similar to the same type of technology found in many General Motors assembly plants, but Cadillac has coded the machine to become a human-like artist. Named ADA0002, after the self-described “poetical scientist, analyst and metaphysician” Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), considered to be the world’s first computer programmer, the machine is capable of sketching a portrait of any Cadillac House visitor.
Using image processing algorithms, ADA0002 stylistically synthesizes the image of its subject, transforming the viewer from a tangible being into processed computer data and back into a unique physical object.
AutoPortrait goes live today, October 12, 2016, and will run through November 4 at the Cadillac House. Best of all, the sketch is completely free of charge.