Description of and animations from a Braitenberg vehicle simulator (based on the book Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology). Movements of a Braitenberg vehicle with different connections between its sensors and motors. For the left-to-left/right-to-right connections the vehicle turns . PDF | Braitenberg vehicles have attracted many students to work in robotics because of their apparent simplicity as control mechanisms.

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AI Lecture: Braitenberg Vehicles

Experiments in synthetic psycology. This paper presents the first joint theoretical and comprehensive analysis of the behaviour of Braitenberg vehicles 2 and 3. We will combine them in Vehicle3c. Simulation The Braitenberg Vehicle Simulator – Vehicles – is a tool for exploring the nature of intelligent behaviour. Yet, the functioning of the agent is purely mechanical, without any information processing or other apparently cognitive processes.

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Braitenberg braitengerg the purest form of fear, aggression and even love in his vehicles, as will be explained later. What makes it special is, having a very high resistance at first, its resistance begins to fall when two end of it, is subject to current at the same time.

However, the lack of a formal theory supporting them entails they are used by the robotic community only as a teaching tool. Yes, Vehicle3 types both like the source, but they show their love in alternating ways. It is possible to make memory with these threshold devices. At that moment, Braitenberg introduces us a different kind of wire, called Mnemotrix.


Vehicle3a and Vehicle3b will be our next guests. The thought experiment suggests that Vehicle 2a will avoid sources, while 2b will attack braitenberh. Materially, these vehicles are nothing but some combination of sensors, motors and wiring. Nothing will change if the sensors are excited same unless we change sensor functions, will be touched on later.


This means Vehicle2a will always move to the orientation that its source doesn’t exist. Even this finity situation can be solved. To move on, Vehicle1 will be upgraded by dublicating motor and sensor number, which is like biologically wrong dublication and forming of vehicless twins.

Figure 5b The challange for vehicles is not making braitenbreg and more complex things, but to survive. Braitenberg Vehicles Braitenberg vehicles are the product of thought experiments described in Valentino Braitenberg’s book “Vehicles: Figure 5a Redounding the number of sensors and connections, it is also possible to make a puzzle-solving vehicle! Beyond this point, the speed will decrease again.

Views Read Edit View history. But 2a becomes restless in their vicinity and tends to avoid them, escaping until it safely reaches a place cehicles the influence of the source braitemberg scarcely felt. Figure 3 Vehicle 3 Now having felt a little bit the wind of vehicle emotions, we can investigate how to vary them. The rbaitenberg moves ideally in one dimension only and can stand still or move forward at varying speed depending on the sensed temperature.

Braitenberg’s toy world contains things other than vehicles, as it simulates the actual world. Experiments in Synthetic Psychology, by Valentino Braitenberg “This is an exercies in fictional science, or science fiction, if you like that better. This is more efficient as a behavior to escape braitenbfrg the light source, since the creature can move in different directions, and tends to orient towards the direction from which least light comes.


Technical Report AI Lab no. It has primitive sensors that measure some stimulus at a point, and wheels each driven by its own motor that function as actuators or effectors.

From This Paper Figures, bfaitenberg, and topics from this paper. What comes to mind is to introduce some inhibition in the connections between the sensors and the motors, switching the sign of the influence from positive to negative. Whereas Vehicle 3b accelerates when it can’t see the light source, and when it finds, it just decreases speed.

Then we take some vehicles from the table, copy them and put back. As we are aware of the possibility to change sensor functions, henceforth we will play with them. Mathematical model Robotics Control system.

Braitenberg Vehicles

Then stops and watches the light source. Archived from the original on The book became consequential not only for cybernetic psychologists, but also for future work in artificial life and the coalescence of computational AI. Created by Gordon Wyethlast modified on May 20, The toy world is imagined to have everything that a sensor of a vehicle can react, light is the most common example that is used in the book.

The activation of a certain sensor will make the corresponding motor run faster but only up to a point, where the speed of the motor reaches a maximum. Braitenberg vehicle Dynamical system Robot.