What is a bot? Is it an abbreviation for robot? Perhaps. You could say that. I, on the other hand, like to think of a bot as an abbreviated robot. It is more like a proto-robot. Something that starts to take on the autonomous nature of a robot, but hasn't quite yet evolved complex digital logic.
With this in mind, I set out to make a series of Simple Bots based on the following guidelines:
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- It needs to be able to be quickly and easily manufactured with readily available items.
- It needs to be easily understood.
- It needs to be mobile.
- It needs to be autonomous.
- It needs to be built in such a way that it can later incorporate more complex logic and/or be used as a fundamental element of a more complex organism.