DrawBot: A bio-inspired robotic portraitist

Ruben Coen Cagli, Paolo Coraggio, Paolo Napoletano

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We are developing the control architecture of a portraitist artificial agent called DrawBot that reproduces the visuomotor behaviour of a human carrying out a realistic portrait. The visuomotor strategy adopted by DrawBot is based on computational models of eye movements in human beings,and one xperimental findings on eye-hand coordination in expert draughtsmen. In this paper we present a behavioural model of the visuomotor coordination adopted by a draughtsman, designed in terms of visual routines.Eventually we outline the implementation of the basic routines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-33
Number of pages10
JournalDigital Creativity
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer drawing
  • Creativity
  • Scan-path
  • Visual routines
  • Visuomotor coordination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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