Say hi to NORN, the AI-powered robot that paints. NORN uses paints, canvases, and brushes, just like the rest of us, to create his works of art. This talented robot was the invention of two data scientists from Moscow and Altai, Russia. Hi, we are Nikolay and Anna
Project AI_NORN was started in 2019. The main goal of the project was to help us clear up minds after a long day of work. Lets face it, non-stop programming can really take a toll on you. So we decided to program an AI-powered robot painter on its own.
NORN style of painting was designed as something distant from photographic repeating. We named it neuroimpressionism. The idea of neuroimpressionism is to identify the main thing through artificial intelligence perception, not a human perception - mood, energy, and reflect them on canvas with brushstroke form and colors.
It would be the first of its kind in the market at the time - a robot that was painting pictures in a neuroimpressionism style. Its capable of creating a painting on a canvas using traditional equipment like brushes and paint.
An image or sketch is fed into the robot by the neural network. It then uses a paintbrush fixed to it to create creative and unique works of art on canvas.
The best part about NORN is that it uses the same traditional tools that you and I would use for a painting.
Its not perfect. As you can imagine, the robot still doesnt have the ability and freedom a human artist does. The movement angles for example are limited in comparison to a human. But after careful adjustments to the controls and parameters, the resulting paintings us amazed.
Find more on ainorn.art and instagram.comai_norn
In conclusion, there is a lot to be done. This is actually just the beginning. But with enough machine learning and exploration among the engineers, NORN can become one of the most sophisticated creative robots out there.