Dating a couple of years back, these artists combined art and technology into one category. Pretty awesome back then, still kickin it today. Here are examples of works by artists and their explanations of their projects:
Viktor is the younger sibling of spraycan robot, Hektor. Although it draws graphics with precision accuracy as well, Viktor uses chalk and likes of blackboards. This machine has 4 motors instead of 2 it employs a new plotting mechanism in order to cover an entire blackboard.
Rita is a recording and playback device for drawings, capable of reproducing line drawings and erasing them again. This machine constantly reproduces drawing processes but never really produces anything final--everything is temporary and are not there to stay.
Hektor is a portable Spray-Paint Output Device for laptop computers. Hektor’s light and fragile installation consists only of two motors, toothed belts and a can holder that handles regular spray cans. The can is moved along drawing paths just as the human hand or old plotters would. The aim was to make a statement about design by providing a new tool to other designers and artists to experiment with, a tool with an inherently particular and distinctive aesthetic.