Robots Celebrate Past and Future of Tysons Corner

Tysons Corner is celebrating local history with a futuristic twist.

The Tysons Corner Center opened up its “Tysons: Then and Now” exhibit celebrating the mall’s 50 year anniversary. The artwork contrasts historic Tysons with scenes from today, but all of the painting is done by robots. Pindar Van Arman, a local artist, designs robots that paint portraits.

These robots are more than printers. They observe their own work and correct accordingly. Facial recognition algorithims help give them context to their art. According to Arman, the machines are even capable of learning from outside sources and imitating the techniques of their creator.

At the ribbon-cutting, the machines were on display and continuing to work. Throughout the month they will continue working on a larger mural. The exhibit will run from Sept. 6-29.

Photo One via @vanarman 
Photo Two and Three via Tysons Corner Center

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