If you have any Hexbug Spiders gathering dust or would like to create your very own autonomous creatures, a new piece of hardware created by Brad Knox called bots_alive can transform any Hexbug Spider into an autonomous creature.
The new hardware comes complete with its own smartphone companion application that currently supports iOS and Android and provides the small toy mechanical devices with their own lifelike artificial intelligence.
Watch the video below to see how a Hexbug Spider can be transformed when a little artificial intelligence is added.
Our goal is to make robots whose behavior appears alive more than any machine you’ve interacted with.
bots_alive robots hesitate, look around curiously, and make mistakes. They’re unpredictable. All of this comes from a new category of character artificial intelligence that we’re pioneering. It started at the MIT Media Lab in research by founder Brad Knox._
Each kits is priced at $35 If you already have your very own Hexbug Spiders and supports transforming to spiders into autonomous creatures. Also if you pledge within the first three days of the Kickstarter launch you will also receive a free gift with $15 of 10 obstacle vision blocks.
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