At the recent World Robot Conference in Beijing Aug 23-27, robots showed off their prowess in the arts, writing Chinese calligraphy, sketching portraits, and even playing the piano.

Chinese calligraphy generators are already widely available online for digital use, but this next generation offers brush wielding bots that imitate the real thing.  Impressive, though calligraphy artists can keep their day jobs for the time being.

The Dobot Magician robotic arm writing not only writes Chinese calligraphy, but can be used for 3D printing and laser engraving.