03/08/2012 01:30 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2012

Sketching Robot Draws A Perfect Portrait In 3 Minutes

Of all the jobs likely to be taken over by robots, portrait artist probably doesn't come to mind.

But a robot unveiled at the recent Cebit computer fair in Hanover, Germany, can draw a perfect caricature of someone in just three minutes.

The robot was created for industrial purposes, but its ability to gauge light refection of surfaces give it the added skill of being able to sketch.

The robot takes a black and white photograph of the subject, and calculates the contrast and contours of the face in order to draw its portrait. Watch above!