iCandy: Robots Analyze, Imitate, and Satiate

Scanning delicate works of art and delivering cupcakes are just two tasks that robots handle well

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Art conservationists are concerned that Guernica, the black-and-white antiwar masterpiece by Pablo Picasso, might be irreparably damaged if moved from its current home at the Reina Sofia Museum, in Madrid. They are analyzing it in situ using advanced infrared and ultraviolet photographic tools mounted on a mobile robotic structure. The analysis will reveal the scratches, stains, and creases that are the result of its travels since Picasso committed it to canvas in 1937.

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