built by Leonardo F. Urbano

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 3 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
bump sensors
2x16 LCD display
drive motors
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
BASIC Stamp None
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
about a week $250
URL for more information
AMBER is a low-cost robot designed to investigate an unconventional approach to artificial intelligence. AMBER is a Talrik Jr. robot kit base from http://www.mrrobot.com/ with many different features.

- A BASIC Stamp II serves as the primary control processor.
- 3 bump sensors located left, center and right around a floating wooden bumper ring
- 3 photocellular light sensors
- 1 2x16 line LCD display from www.seetron.com
- 2 wheel differential steering
- 2 fingered gripper with 2 servos and 1 MSC servo
controller from http://www.seetron.com/
- custom-made cute pink bow

AMBER is controlled by a robust, high-speed neural network. She is able to find a soda can with a lightbulb on top of it. After finding it, she can grab it and hide it in the dark.

Had problems with stupid BASIC Stamp II's memory allocation glitch where it doesn't recognize the programmed dimensions of certain variables. It would read a word as a byte, and a byte as a nibble and so on. Fixed it by making a dummy variable to move the memory pointer to a fresh new word.

AMBER took about a week to build. She cost about $250. Without all the fires and lost parts, could've easily cost $150.

email: stiglie@aol.com

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