Bacteria-Robot

Tags: 2013 engineering robotics

This project uses several robots that move closer to  food in a way reminiscent of the game  Hunt the Thimble . The robots measure the  food level around them as they move and use a simple algorithm which will eventually reach ‘food’ just as many bacteria do.  Getting warmer means food levels are increasing while  getting colder means food levels are decreasing. The shade or brightness of the floor on which they move is used to mimic food concentration (detected by a sensor).