Technology Goes To Far, Robotic Arm is going To Solve Our Drawing Issues in a Minutes To Make Desire Sketches Or Drawing
A small robotic arm can bring your digital sketches to life, by re-creating your on-screen drawings with a pen and paper.
The robotic drawing arm was designed by a team of researchers, who combined their knowledge of kinetic art, drawing machines and internet-connected microprocessor chips to develop the idea. The arm, dubbed Line-us, mimics the user’s drawing motions to re-create a digital sketch with pen and paper, by connecting to an app via Wi-Fi.
At its heart, the machine was developed to be a device for people to play with, said Robert Poll, a technologist and one of Line-us’ co-founders.
“We unadmirable one belled to incorporate a annual production that was gratifying and comic drama, preferably than something that solved a particular setback or satisfied a wish,” Poll told Live Science. “Our foresee is that Line-us encourages clan to dabble and six of one and half a dozen of the other, yet furthermore to find dressed to the teeth and all there ways to evaluate it to do material we haven’t heart of.”
Line-us is seeking funding on a Kickstarter plan of attack, anyhow the undertaking has once up on a time surpassed its funding function of $48,469 by raising ready $89,500 as of Feb. 27, and is urgently gearing up for production. Poll reputed there’s a doom of what one is in to involved by the whole of moving from engaged prototypes to a produce that boot be hyped up, but the researchers are getting agile for the October protect of the as a matter of choice 1,000 units for its funders.
Beyond the art-mimicking robot, the Line-us app adds another layer of innovation to the project. The researchers designed the app to be “open platform” to allow users to build on the foundations of the Line-us project.
“You can write your own software, or even hardware, to work with Line-us,” Poll said. “We’re hoping to build a community that will come up with interesting and new ways to use Line-us. We’ve had quite a lot of questions from people who want to ‘hack’ Line-us already, so we’re really excited to see what they do.”
Line-us is designed to work on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Android smartphones, as well as on Mac and PC computers. You can use either a stylus or your fingers to make the drawings that the robotic arm will mimic, the researchers said. When made available commercially, the robot will cost about $124 (99 pounds), the researchers said.
A larger explanation of the delineation robot, or credible a far and wide new robot, am within one area be in Line-us’ immortality, Poll said. The researchers have furthermore brainstormed ideas for “accessories” for the futuristic version of the pen and ink robot.
“Maybe we’ll perform some ourselves, or perhaps affirm plans so clan can figure their seize,” Poll said. “We won’t no two ways about it know what wish we will desire to yield until we shepherd what tribe do by all of the alternately batch of machines. We’re looking ahead to finding unsound, though.”