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Musical feline artbot creates abstract paintings

Musical feline artbot creates abstract paintings / Boing Boing YouTuber Die Struktur created the first rotating cat automaton that paints to musical accompaniment. Now, instead of “my kid could paint that,” idiots can say “my maneki-neko on a turntable could paint that.” If you’re wondering, the song employs the Bolen-Pierce scale, an alternative tuning to the diatonic scales common in western music.  …

Emotech takes $10M to build an AI-powered robot assistant

UK robotics startup and TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 battlefield alum Emotech has closed more than $10 million in Series A funding to continue working on its prototype robot assistant. It’s building a personality adapting AI-powered robot called Olly. The team intended to demo their robot on stage at TC Disrupt last December (pictured above) but had some technical difficulties with the early prototype. They say they’re now focusing on a big …