Painting robots have been around
since the 1970s
, but the technology has improved and expanded radically in recent years. The upcoming 2016 RobotArt Contest is the first of five planned robot painting competitions that will offer more than half a million dollars is prize money to competing robotic teams.
Registration is still open -- you can check out the rules and regulations at the
. Here we take a look at some early entrants, including the
system from the University of Konstanz in Germany, pictured above.