Imitation of life, including artificial life, has been the scene of the visionaries for thousands of years. Teachers of original art made lifesize marble people, clay, stone and metal, while scientists that day (and others) worked with steam, water and weights to create facsimiles of movement of beings live, called “automata”. In modern times, miniaturized electronics allows engineers to create a variety of movement, “intelligent” creatures called robots, which have many different forms.

Projects for Engineering

Line Follower

A line follower robot has a sensor in the bottom of the chassis, which is scheduled to seek a default line color, width or other variable. When it detects this line, follows by twists and turns. These robots are capable to perform routine tasks that require robots follow the same path again and again, like moving a cart of drinks at a party.

 

Obstacle avoidance (beetle robot)

The obstacle avoidance is one of the most important skills that can be programmed into a robot, and that is a feature of realistic nature. With the skills of navigation antenna, a robot of this type can be programmed to react to a shock changing its direction. At the end, you have a robot that will navigate their environment the same way it does an insect: exploring the way.

Multirobot Communities

A new and exciting in the world of robotics communities concept is formed by many small robots that can work together on large tasks. Some examples of the applications of these robots are accompanying goals up and play simple games like football. One day they might even get together to make a larger robot, communicate with other communities and even robots repair themselves.

BEAM Robots

The BEAM robotics focuses on the creation of robots that look and act like living creatures, whether real or fantastic. BEAM is an acronym for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics and Mechanics (Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics and Mechanics). A recurring theme design for this type of robot is any member of the insect kingdom, since the nature of the latter is something robotic. The focus of BEAM robotics is to create robots that not only move like a living creature, but also look like one. This could include the legs, arms, antennae, eyes, a style of movement or anything else to give you a look to your living robot.