If you’ve been following the progress of our interactive robot pet, Mr. Wiggles, this it where it all began. We built Mr. Wiggles 1.0 last spring.
He was equipped with an infrared distance sensor which allowed him to stop and back up when he sensed an obstacle in his path. A servo controlling the direction of his front wheel allowed him to choose a new path direction at random so that he could continue his journey around the Media Lab.
Mr. Wiggles 1.0 was also an artist. With a green marker as a tail, he covered the media lab floor with angular patterns.
To see more adventures of this lovable pet, stay tuned!