Titus Ebbecke ARTificial Autonomous Robot
ARTificial Autonomous Robot is Bronze Design Award winner in 2019 - 2020 Robotics, Automaton and Automation Design Award Category.
ARTificial Autonomous Robot

This autonomous sculpture combines engineering and art in an attempt to demonstrate how machines can become artists - an ability only found in humans. Similar to a child, an algorithm trained itself for days until it was capable of generating realistic digital art. This program was coupled with an industrial robot and a novel algorithm designed to convert digital pictures into robot-movements. The resulting robotic sculpture is capable of generating non-human artworks, selecting a random motif, and painting it on physical canvas with acrylic without any human intervention.

ARTificial Autonomous Robot
Titus Ebbecke ARTificial
Titus Ebbecke Autonomous Robot
Titus Ebbecke design
Titus Ebbecke design
Titus Ebbecke

Titus is a german Human-Computer-Interaction designer. He holds a bachelor degree in Design from the University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt. During his time there, he focused on creating demos and products which inform and move all kinds of users. Titus not only believes the next decade will be shaped by the way humans communicate with computers but also that the way how computers communicate with us will do the same during the following century. Titus works range from tangible interfaces which make satellite data accessible to a wide audience, to fully autonomous industrial robots enabled by machine learning. During his time at Volkswagen, he created high-fidelity prototypes that integrating autonomous driving and electric mobility into existent applications. Throughout his partnership with KUKA Research and Development, Titus designed a link between robotics, machine learning, and art. He also developed UI's for many Start-Up’s, directed and shot short-films and assisted at workshops on cinematography and design. His greater mission is to close the eternal gap between man and their machines.

University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt

This bachelor thesis has been created for the faculty of design of the University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt. The faculty has a strong focus on interdisciplinary design and offers specialization not only in traditional graphic design, photography and cinematography, but also offers specialization in interactive media and generative art. Additionally, the project has been kindly sponsored by KUKA, one of the leading robot manufacturers. KUKA's success is based on the company's focus on innovation. It is one of the pioneers of the Industry 4.0.