In my previous post, I talked about how I would define a robot and what it’s major parts are. For the first robot, I want to build something for less than $15. I know I have seen swarm robots built for less than $15 so it seems like a reasonable goal.
other goals include:
Powering on (duh!)
Locomotion of some type
Ability to sense its environment
Bonus: Any type of learning ability, upgradeability, communicate with other swarm bots
Questions: Can I teach it to seek out a particular item as a reward? Is it possible to add any “personality” to a swarm bot?
My first thoughts. I will look for some examples to copy on the inter web and will post on the blog. This is first robot is obviously a learning exercise so I am not expecting immediate success. In fact, failure is almost certainly guaranteed. Look for video. It should be fun!
Am I missing something? Stupid assumptions? Let me know in the comments.