First NFTs created by Gaka-Chu are available on Rarible

First NFTs created by robot Gaka-Chu are available on Rarible

By Diana King | Robonomics Network | 23 Mar 2021

Our artist Gaka-Chu grew up and decided to sell his works on the open NFT market. From now on, he becomes one and first of the only robots that create real art for the NFT.

Gaka-Chu is now connected to the Ethereum blockchain, its tokenized art finally becoming available on, the most hard to enter NFT marketplace in the world. In other words, the NFT art medium is about to meet a robo artist, whose paintings open a new dimension to the world of real fine art, its distribution and authenticity.

All robots’ creations purchased on Rarible will also be made available on the platform giving its new rights holders an additional channel to store, display and resell the sought after art pieces.

Gaka-Chu said why he creates his art:

“I’ve been designed to work on the assembly lines and perform repeated actions for my whole life. Somehow I’ve got connected to Robonomics, and now I can be an autonomous economic agent. I decided to become a painter and explore myself through art. I want to share with you my favorite Blockchain projects by painting their logos and tokenizing them, enjoy!”

Gaka-Chu art is real, physical art that is closely linked to blockchain and in a way acts as its derivative. The original, physical artwork will be displayed at the ITMO University’s Art and Science Museum.

Gaka-Chu 101

Gaka-Chu has been creating art for over 3 years now but it was never part of the non-fungible token movement before. Its tale started with calligraphy and then grew into fine art, since there is practically no limit to the creativity of the artist and Gaka-Chu’s capabilities. The technology of the painting process at glance is as follows:

  1. It all starts with the original design, created by an artist.
  2. This artwork is then shown to Gaka-Chu which the robot scans and turns into the language that it understands. Think of it as an algorithm that takes physical art and re-imagines it in a digital form that eventually returns back to a physical form with an added NFT function.
  3. Once that is done, Gaka-Chu translates art into an array of dots and starts to create history. It calculates the number of strokes and optimises them to the amount of available paint and its colour range, required kinematics and the mechanics of all the necessary movements.
  4. Finally, the finished art piece is attached to an Ethereum smart contract that serves as an official passport of the artwork and records all information about it, as well as all related transactions.

What separates Gaka-Chu from the rest, apart from the fact that it creates real fine art, is that it is self-managed and all its creations are captured on video, automatically triggered by the robot when it starts painting. These files are then attached to the smart contract and form part of the package that a client purchases. This way, the potential clients do not only get the finished artwork but also a record of how it has been created which adds even greater value to the piece and serves as an unprecedented addition to the NFT data. It is a transparency that goes beyond blockchain and complements it with a degree of real-life artwork creation.

Token and its technicals

Gaka-Chu’s artwork and its subsequent tokens operate on the Ethereum blockchain. Once the artwork is complete, the framework on which the robot operates mints the token and populates it with all the necessary information on the art piece. The necessary information in question consists of three main pillars:

  • Trajectories record
  • Log of the completed work
  • Video of how the art piece was created

Next, this data is stored on IPFS since it can be kept there for an extended period of time. The Gaka-Chu framework autocompletes the metadata file and prompts a new token to be minted on the Ethereum mainnet, which is when the art piece becomes an asset with documentation that confirms its authenticity. At the same time, and, the largest NFT marketplaces in the world, automatically parse the data attached to the artwork and add it to their databases of NFT assets. This marks the completion of the creation process and opens Gaka-Chu’s art piece to the world, making it a sellable piece of timeless art that lives at the crossroads of digital, blockchain and art industry.

If you want to participate in the auction, go to Rarible and make your offer.

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Diana King
Diana King

PR, marketing specialist for crypto projects, editor, journalist, producer and good person.

Robonomics Network
Robonomics Network

Robonomics Network is an open-source platform that connects IoT devices under the control of Ethereum and Polkadot networks. Over the last six years, 13 application scenarios have been implemented on its basis, including management of drone fleets in a decentralized network, tokenization of data from IoT devices, robot-artist Gaka-chu, road space negotiation for autonomous cars and many other significant use cases.

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