Light-Seeking Robot

Contributors: Shawn Hymel
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Resources and Going Further

The code and circuit diagram for the Light-Seeking Robot project can be found on GitHub.

Next Steps

Right now, your robot has only one sensor and performs a very simple search-decide-move loop. If you wanted to make your mechanical and electrical "organism" more robust and smarter, you could use additional sensors, such as an Ultrasonic Distance Sensor to determine if the robot is about to hit an object.

Additionally, you could give your robot very simple artificial intelligence (AI) by using algorithms like Q-Learning so that it learns how to respond to various sensor inputs.

Need some inspiration for your next project? Check out some of these related tutorials:

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