What is a robot?
- Alan Winfield
‘What is a robot?’ uses the e-puck robot as an example to look at what a robot is made of. The habitat of the e-puck robot is an artificial one. What does the e-puck do? How does it respond to stimuli? What are its defining behaviours and traits? What is in a robot? The e-puck robot uses sensors, signals, and motors to do its job. Its intelligence comes from its microcontroller and the software which runs it. A robot has five functions: sensing, signalling, moving, intelligence, and energy. What defines a robot and how intelligent are they?