Named after Ada Lovelace, mathematician and the first female computer programmer in the world, Ai-Da the robot has been designed and built by British robotics company Engineered Arts. It is the brainchild of art impresario and galleries owner Aidan Meller.

Just like an artist, the humanoid robot can draw people who pose for her with the help of her eyes and hand coordinated by artificial intelligence.

Professors and students at Oxford University and Goldsmiths are providing Ai-Da with the programming for her art work. Students at Leeds University are designing and programming the bionic arm.

Ai-Da will be completed this month, before her first exhibition at Lady Margaret Hall and St John’s College, University of Oxford.