Sunday, May 13, 2012

Braitenberg Vehicle Comes to Life

"Vehicles" by Valentino Braitenberg is one of my favorite books.  This version of the B.bro's software causes him to behave as a type 4a vehicle.  I was very surprised how stable the behavior is, and how well it adapts to changes.

Friday, May 11, 2012

B.bro 1.1 - light seeking upgrade

I got a little sick of working on my string based drawbot, so I decided to go back to the bot that started it all for me.  This is B.bro - named for the White Stripes song "Baby Brother".  In the last two days I've added analog light sensors to him, and written light seeking software to work with them.  I'm pretty pleased.  There's video of him running on YouTube.