By using machine learning and data analytics, a team of scientists from the University of Sussex in the UK has been able to create an intelligent sculpture that can give an accurate picture of the area around it.
Their findings are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The team created a robot that is able to interpret a 2D 3D reconstruction of the monument and then translate the data to 3D model that can be used to determine the area of the statue.
The robot was created using an existing 3D printer that is capable of 3D printing.
The robot can also interpret a reconstruction of a nearby 2D sculpture and then create a 3D object that can then be used for 3D modelling.
This method of 3-D printing has the potential to revolutionise the way that people can produce objects in the future.
This new technology allows the robot to create objects in a range of materials such as glass, plastic, aluminium, glass fibre, concrete and titanium, and is able take advantage of the fact that these materials can be manufactured in a single 3D print, making it much cheaper.
In the past, 3-d printers have been used for prototyping and 3-dimensional models of objects such as toys, buildings, and furniture, but they have been limited in how they can be controlled and the process of creating them has been time-consuming.
However, the team has created a new method of printing that allows the machine to print a single object in a 3-dimension, which makes it much more affordable, and that makes it possible to create a number of different objects.
The project was made possible through funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and the team was able to secure funding from The Wellcome Trust, the Wellcome Life Science Fund and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of Great Britain.
They also worked with the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport to produce the sculpture.
The sculpture is currently being built by a team from the National Centre for the Art of the Unaided Arts in Brighton.