Rise of the Machines – Can A Robot Paint an Artistic Masterpiece? 2

Can A Robot Paint an Artistic Masterpiece?  Can there be such a thing as an “artistic robot?”

What a ludicrous question!   Of course a robot can’t paint an artistic masterpiece, right?   Art relies on feeling and emotion and interpretation…the artist must be inspired as they work, creating brushstrokes not as form, but as expression!  The application of paint not as a simple coating, but as an emotional outpouring of something deeper, something hard to define, something SPECIAL!   Conversely, robots only do what they are “told” or programmed to do.  In other words, a robot is only capable of reproducing the original work of a human based on commands it receives from a human, right?