[CEATEC 2012] If there is one challenging thing about programming the hand of a robot, it would be the artificial intelligence required for it to figure out just the right amount of pressure to apply to say, an egg, or when it is holding a child, or the frail arm of an elderly person, as opposed to a piece of iron or an axe that it wants to swing around. Well, researchers might have broken new ground with their latest robot that is on display at CEATEC in Tokyo, Japan this year, where this new robot is touted to replicate the brush strokes of master painters and calligraphers.

Researchers have laid claim that a perfect copy of Monet or Picasso painting might not fall within the realm of possibility at this point in time since the robot will require a living model to imitate, where it basically copies the gesture of the master painter while applying a similar amount of pressure. This “copycat” technology could also come in handy not in the world of arts but rather, when one is involved in complex surgery or mechanics.

Researchers at the Keio University touted that this robot’s motion copy system is the world’s first unit which is highly accurate, capable of recreating the motions of the master artists.

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