Well, if robots were able to carve sculptures, it would certainly be quite amusing! Imagine walking into an art museum and seeing a robot carefully chipping away at a block of marble, creating a beautiful statue with its precise robotic movements. People would be amazed by the dexterity and skill of the robot sculptor and perhaps a little bit jealous of its ability to create such intricate works of art.
That’s what people would have said a while ago. In 2023, the scenario is pure reality, thanks to Robotor, a startup from Italy. According to Giacomo Massari, the founder of Robotor, the new machine can make statues out of marble that are almost as good as those made by humans, as a new report by CBS News reveals.
Human intervention is still crucial
Massari stated for CBS News:
I think, let’s say we are in 99 percent,
But it’s still the human touch [that] makes the difference. That one percent is so important.
Now let’s see the new invention at work:
As expected, the Robotor company has plenty of eulogistic words on its website when it comes to the new talented robot.
Here’s a statement:
The quarried material can now be transformed, even in extreme conditions, into complex works in a way that was once considered unimaginable,
We are entering a new era of sculpture, which no longer consists of broken stones, chisels and dust, but of scanning, point clouds and design.
Michelangelo Buonarroti was an Italian artist and architect who is widely regarded as one of the greatest sculptors and painters of all time. He was born in 1475 in the Republic of Florence and apprenticed with the artist Domenico Ghirlandaio at a young age. Michelangelo’s most famous works include the sculpture David and the paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Michelangelo’s artwork is known for its incredible attention to detail and for the way it captures the human form. His sculptures, in particular, are famous for their realism and for the way they seem to come to life off the pedestal. In addition to his work as a sculptor and painter, Michelangelo was also a talented architect and designed a number of famous buildings, including the Laurentian Library in Florence.
Can the new robot ever become better than Michelangelo? Only time will tell for sure.