Thanks for responding, Windell. The output of the painter is really beautiful and done in a way that will allow bright kids (and adults) to learn about the wonderful mysteries of wet paint in an environment that is easy to enter and experiment with. With experience a user will come to understand how tools are partners as much as they are slaves and that we collaborate with our tools all the time. I suspect you did not intend this as the message of your product, but it is a testimony to your innovative approach and open mindedness that that comes through loud and clear.
I have been following digital and robotic work for years and can say that your painting machine is one of the most sensitive explorations of the territory I have seen. The output has qualities that combine machine and human technique in a way that produces poignancy in an effortless way that few artists achieve after years of trying. (ahem.)
Congratulations to your team and especially the young inventor, but I have a heartfelt thanks to you for giving the idea the respect it deserved and doing it in a way that respects the way artists do what they do. The whole enterprise has a clarity that just delights me.