Squirmer (BEAM)


Squirmer (BEAM)

In BEAM robotics, a squirmer is a stationary robot that performs an interesting action (usually by moving some sort of limbs or appendages).

Genera

* Magbots: Utilize magnetic fields for their mode of animation.
* Flagwavers: Move a display (or "flag") around at a certain frequency.
* Heads: Pivot and follow some detectable phenonomena, such as a light (These are popular in the BEAM community. They can be stand-alone robots, but are more often incorporated into a larger robot.).
* Vibrators: Use a small pager motor with an offcenter weight to shake themselves about.

References

* Seale, Eric, " [http://www.solarbotics.net/bestiary/1200_squirmer.html Squirmers] ". The EncycloBEAMia, 2003.
* Seale, Eric, " [http://www.solarbotics.net/bestiary/1230_head.html Heads] ". The EncycloBEAMia, 2003.

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