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August 19, 2009

Braitenberg Vehicle

at 5:23 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

 

This is a cool Braitenberg Vehicle, they are so bug like that they are almost spooky, watch the video to see what I mean. Full build details are provided so that you can build your own.

"This one is even smaller, than the previous one and comes on a custom PCB. It weighs 17 gramms, is driven by two pager motors, powered by a small lipo cell and controlled by an 8-pin ATtiny25V.
Braitenberg vehicles are conceived in a thought experiment by the Italian-Austrian cyberneticist Valentino Braitenberg to illustrate in an evolutive way the abilities of simple agents. The vehicles represent the simplest form of behavior based artificial intelligence or embodied cognition, i.e. intelligent behavior that emerges from sensorimotor interaction between the agent and its environment, without any need for an internal memory, representation of the environment, or inference."

Tiny Braitenberg Vehicle from tinkerlog on Vimeo.