Meet FRIDA — An AI-Powered Robot Creating Art

Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute has a new artist-in-residence: FRIDA, a robotic arm with a paintbrush taped to it. FRIDA — named after Frida Kahlo, stands for Framework and Robotics Initiative for Developing Arts — uses AI to collaborate with humans on art. Specifically, it uses AI models akin to those in ChatGPT and DALL-E 2.

"FRIDA is a project exploring the intersection of human and robotic creativity," said project member Jim McCann . "FRIDA is using the kind of AI models that have been developed to do things like caption images and understand scene content and applying it to this artistic generative problem."