Not many people would associate robots with artistic capabilities.
But a contest put together by Andrew Conru, the founder of FriendFinder Networks, is shedding light on robots' ability to be creative.
"A lot of people don't realize that technical fields are very creative in itself," Conru told Tech Insider. "I thought it would be cool to do an interdisciplinary contest that has people coming at it from the art world and tech world."
Oliver Deussen and Thomas Lindemeier/Univ. of KonstanzParticipants in the Robot Art contest can submit a video of their robot making art as well as its artwork for a chance to win a cash reward.
There are two categories in the contest that people can submit to: Telerobotics, which is for robots that collaborate with humans, and Fully Automated painting robots. The deadline is April 14.
The grand prize in the Fully Automated category is $30,000. Those who win the Telerobotics category can take home $10,000, and there's also a $5,000 prize for "best technical contribution."
Here's 15 incredible pieces of art created by robots that are entered in the contest: