Description of and animations from a Braitenberg vehicle simulator (based on the book Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology). Movements of a Braitenberg vehicle with different connections between its sensors and motors. For the left-to-left/right-to-right connections the vehicle turns . PDF | Braitenberg vehicles have attracted many students to work in robotics because of their apparent simplicity as control mechanisms.

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As gods of the vehicle world, we experiment this evolution like this: After a time, when Vehicle7 senses a red vehicle, it will understand that it is aggressive and immediately try to excape. So as time goes by the brain of vehicles begins to be shaped and a kind of knowledge is formed in the process of Darwinian evolution.

For the simplest vehicles, the motion of the vehicle is directly controlled by some sensors for example photo cells. Google book link to ” Vehicles: Depending on how sensors and wheels are connected, the vehicle exhibits different behaviors which can be goal-oriented. Even this finity situation can be solved.

Braitenberg vehicle Search for additional papers on this topic. Once a red light activates the first threshold device then it activates the second and the two devices will activate each forever, which shows that they have been activated once upon a time. Extended braitenberg architectures [ permanent dead link ].

As we have two motors and two sensors now, we have two different combination to wire them To wire both to both is exactly Vehicle1. To sum up, in the first part of the book there are 14 vehicle models improving one-by-one and in the second part, real systems of living things are resembled with the vehicles in the book, calling Biological Notes on The Vehicles.

In pairs, they will be reactant to light as usualtemperature as our first modeloxygen concentration and organic matter concentration.


The Braitenberg Vehicle Simulator – Vehicles – is a tool for exploring the nature of intelligent behaviour.

AI Lecture: Braitenberg Vehicles

The activation of a certain sensor will make the corresponding motor run faster but only up to a point, where the speed of the motor reaches a maximum. These correspond to biological positive and negative taxes [2] present in many animals species. Up to know all vehicles had direct or inverse proportionbetween its velocity and the amount of environment variable.

When forces like asymmetric friction come into play, the vehicle could deviate from its straight line motion in unpredictable ways akin to Brownian motion. A Braitenberg braitenherg is a concept conceived in a thought experiment by the Italian – Austrian cyberneticist Valentino Braitenberg.

Then what happens, behicles right sensor sees less light than left one, right motor will turn less than left and the vehicle itself will turn right, where the light source is not at. Take two threshold devices, the first is connected to a red light sensor consider as input and the other is connected to the first one.


It is possible to make memory with these threshold devices. The simulator includes a number of vehicle language files that replicate the thought experiments described in the book for Vehicles 1 through 5.

Created by Gordon Wyethlast modified on May 20, Experiments in synthetic psychology. This project aims to simulate some primitive robots which are given the name “Braitenberg Vehicles”after first being stated in Vehicles: Depending on the connections between sensors and actuators, a Braitenberg vehicle might move close to a source, but not touch it, run away very fast, or describe circles or figures-of-eight around a point.

In a complex environment with several sources of stimulus, Braitenberg vehicles will exhibit complex and dynamic behavior. The simplest way to do that is to reverse, in other words, now our vehicles will move slower when they sense more.

Think of a vehicle capable of leaving marks at the environment. Thus, Vehicle3a and 3b will decelerate without changing their orientation when their both sensors are excited the same. Braitenberg is supposed to be the father of this branch, since his researches, articles and publications ushered a new era in this field. Mistakes are also welcomed while copying, because mutations or rare species are also a part of nature.


Braitenberg experiments the purest form of fear, aggression and even love in his vehicles, as will be explained later. Like humans of reality, vehicles have the property of interacting with their environment. Showing of 2 extracted citations.

Analyzing Vehicle3a, it detects light source, faces it then decelerates as it gets near. Vehicles is configured using an easy-to-learn vehicle language that enables the user to create and modify vehicles and specify the world in which the vehicles live. Topics Discussed in This Paper.

Continues with creating a multi-dimensional space externally and modifies Vehicle8 to cope with this environment using its internal map of vehiicles. Wikipedia entry on Braitenberg Vehicles.

Then this vehicle can do almost everything that a computer does, in an infinite area that it can leave marks on. Braitenberg Vehicles Braitenberg vehicles are the product of thought vehiclew described in Valentino Braitenberg’s book “Vehicles: Vehicles behave differently in the way their hardware designed, when they see the light or another.

Finally we have a vehicle, robot or creature; that escapes from hot places but always stays at places full of oxygen, tries to destroy light bulbs and likes organic matters. Beyond this point, the speed will decrease again. The thought experiments show the type of complex “life-like” behaviour that can be produced by connecting sensors to actuators with very simple, parallel neuron like computing elements. Anthropomorphic interpretation Braitenberg illustrates the potential for over-blown interpretation.

But he is most famous for Vehicles. If the sensors sense the light in the same amount, Vehicle2a will accelerate towards it and hit the source.