Encyclopedia > BEAM robotics

  Article Content

BEAM robotics

BEAM robotics was invented by Mark Tilden, and is a type of analog robotics that uses simple analog circuits instead of a processer. BEAM robots can perform surprisingly complex tasks. BEAM stands for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics. BEAM robots are often modelled on insects. They walk and interact with their environment through very complex nervous networks[?].

Unlike many other types of robots, which are usually controlled by large processors, BEAM robots use the philosophy that having simple functions along with sensors are sufficient for most tasks. They use random patterns with motor feedback, instead of sensors and programmable logic. This approach is sometimes called the neuron approach.

External links



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Games played with Go equipment

... they can also be condsidered 18x18, 12x12, and 8x8 if the squares are used. Due to this versatility, a number of games such as Draughts and Crossings[?] which were not ...