Engineers release a robot drawing arm

A pilot project that started as a Kickstarter campaign, Line-us is a robot drawing arm that can transfer your digital sketches to paper. Connected to WiFi, the new technology designed by Durrell Bishop and Robert Poll comes with an app that saves and shares your drawings.

Encouraging sketch art and experimentation, Line-us acts as your robot arm, and copies your motion with a pen to recreate whatever you draw on screen in its own drawing style and character.

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With architectural sketches from designers past now inspiration for exhibitions the world over, architectural drawings are seeing a revived value. Line-us is part of that growing conversation.

“The Line-us app lets users save their drawings, send them as messages to friends and family, or publish them at a public gallery for others to follow,” said a statement released by the designers. “The app has also been designed with several simple tools to let anyone play with Line-us. You can trace directly from a camera or your photos, erase, mirror and enlarge anything you want.”

Line-us works on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Android smartphones. It also works on Mac and PC laptops, and users can draw or write with their fingers, stylus, Wacom tablet or the Apple Pencil.

Bishop and Poll have been working in technology innovation for decades. While Bishop worked with Itch and Luckybite, Poll has developed AI software and worked with supercomputers.

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