Robo Valentino (2006)
This is the last of the fresh-faced new arrivals for now.
Lab 3: Braitenberg Vehicles, Emergence, Meta-Sensing and Randomness. In this lab, we will learn about Valentino Braitenberg's ideas of evolving robots with wired programs, and other topics in biologically-inspired robot control.
And now, a love poem by Valentino the Robot (Jordon Somers):
NEVER NEEDING NIGHT
Never needing night
there is electricity in my mechanical loins--
a wattage of desire,
surging. How they took you away
as if you were complied of so much bone and flesh.
Some of the best never get old … but
combust with a banging and
And from Quantum Spring 2000:
Valentino, who looks like a cross between the guts of a computer and an erector set, is an appealing, unassuming little entity, but he grows in significance as [Thomas P.] Caudell points out his skin, his eyes, and his ears.