Tsuru Robotics participated in SIGGRAPH-2019 (Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques) — the most prestigious annual conference held since 1974. This time it took place in Los Angeles.
To participate in the conference, we applied an article – “Graffiti drone: drawing graffiti using a group of drones.” to Emerging Technologies section. The article was accepted to the conference (acceptance rate in 25%).
What was our participation in the conference? Tsuru Robotics CTO Nikita Rodichenko made a presentation of the project. Then came the demonstrations. Our booth was in the middle of the Emerging Technologies demo section. A wall consisting of drawing foam blocks – 6 by 5 meters was built for us. We brought drones to the conference that use new technology — power supply and paint are supplied to them from the ground. Theoretically, this technology can draw as long as you want, but at the conference, drones worked once an hour – too quickly ran out of clean space on the wall. First, we drew the logo of Tsuru Robotics, then images of various animals, and finally created the logo of the conference. Two drones worked at the same time.
Our project aroused serious interest, which is not surprising- most viewers saw work of automatic graffiti drones the first time.