The Aikon project has just been slashdotted.
The project is about implementing a robotic artist, with a special artistic touch:
The Co-principal investigator, Patrick Tresset, gave a talk at the French Pycon this year and I was simply flabbergasted by the project. It is amazing to mix together art and technology in such a way, you should really have a look at the videos of the robotic arm making sketches of people.
But I was even more startled when I discovered that the project was using scipy and all my beloved stack for scientific computing in Python, including the Enthought Tool Suite: check it out. I really want scientific computing software to be tools opening new ideas and new research. This research goes beyond my dreams.