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THRandell
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W. Grey Walter has been credited with creating the first electronic autonomous robots.  Here’s a clip of him with his robot tortoises.

http://people.csail.mit.edu/brooks/idocs/grey-walterBBC.mov

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robotBuilder
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@thrandell

State of the art before programmable digital circuits became cheap and in small packages which we could use to emulate the bulky analogue circuits used in these simple reflex robots. Advanced brains are essentially digital in nature allowing for crisp logical processing.


   
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@robotbuilder Contrast that to the new bleeding edge, AI which is fuzzy logic which is the more accurate emulation of our brains. I have often said my abilities were best defined by an ability to think illogically. Of course today they call that thinking out of the box, but I was doing that 40ish years ago.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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@zander 

It is worth learning what is meant by fuzzy logic and its applications.

 

 

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THRandell
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Posted by: @robotbuilder

Advanced brains are essentially digital in nature allowing for crisp logical processing.

Well, I don't know about crisp logical processing but I did notice that Walter's tortoises used a bumper that looks like something that you drew months ago.

https://forum.dronebotworkshop.com/user-robot-projects/mechanical-bumpers-for-robot-base/paged/2/#post-25065

 

Tom

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robotBuilder
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@thrandell 

Well, I don't know about crisp logical processing but I did notice that Walter's tortoises used a bumper that looks like something that you drew months ago.

 

Yes I noticed it used the bumper idea I proposed.  An obvious possible method I would have thought.  Maybe I have seen it before but forgot where and when. Or maybe same problem similar solution.

I think this is a nice introduction to fuzzy logic which you might want to implement in a robot or some other controller.


   
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