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|Target Environment||Locomotion Method|
|Sensors / Input Devices||Actuators / Output Devices|
|2x16 LCD display
|Control Method||Power Source|
|CPU Type||Operating System|
|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.
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.