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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.

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