Why Robots Paint

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A talent show with a difference takes place in July at EYEBEAM Gallery, NYC. ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show celebrates robotic art and art-making robots. The first ArtBots was held last year, and showcased the work of robot musicians, visual artists and performers. Prizes were awarded to the People's Choice (David Webber and AO2000) and the Robots' Choice (Stefan Prosky and SYMET Studio). The deadline for this year's show is March 1, and the rules are simple: if you think it's a robot, and you think it's making art, it's eligible. Fifteen entries will be selected for presentation at the two-day event. - Helen Varley Jamieson