Faculty Advisor

Fu, Jie

Faculty Advisor

Gennert, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

Today humans out perform robots in problem solving, adaptability, and creativity. The goal of this project was to bridge the gap between robotic and human capabilities through the development of an autonomous painting robot. The custom design of the mechanics, electronics, and software allowed for a versatile solution. Image decomposition techniques were used to break down input images into feature areas that were reconstructed by the robot. Vision feedback was also performed during the painting process to apply corrections to the artwork dynamically. Understanding the motions undertaken by painters and replicating it in a robotic platform can revolutionize the art form, contribute to the scientific advancement of robotic capabilities, and reduce the workload needed to construct paintings.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Interdisciplinary

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Robotics Engineering

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