by Karl DD @ 9:09 pm 7 February 2010

Bristlebot is a tiny ‘robot’ made out of a toothbrush, a motor, and a battery. It is deceptively simple, but reflects the complexity of the environment remarkably well.

It turns out it has been picked up and manufactured into a toy called Hexbug. What strikes me about the following videos below is how ‘life-like’ the motion and ‘behavior’ is. They ‘navigate’ their way around the track and appear to interact with others.

So I am curious as to what simulation means. Golan’s description in class seemed to drive towards something akin to the FFCA.

  • Does simulation mean software mimicking physical phenomena?
  • Does it mean human-made mimicking nature-‘made’?

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