Pindar Van Arman in his studio with paintings created by his bitPaintr portrait-painting robot. Craig Hudson hide caption toggle caption Craig Hudson All Tech Considered You Can Give A Robot A Paintbrush, But Does It Create Art? December 6, 2015 Pindar Van Arman is a painter — and a software designer. His latest project? A portrait-painting robot. Its paintings "dance on the edge" between creations by humans and machines, he says.