Neural Network Technology
How was this artwork created?
K.A.R.L.'s electronic brain is a collection of analog computer elements made up of Integrated Circuits chips and discreat components. The analog computer circuits form a simple neural network similar to that of the human brain and its array of neurons. This analog front end permits K.A.R.L. to feel his surroundings and give a mathematical value to the artwork and materials beneath his wheels. That is he holds the volume of his sense of them in his analog form of fuzzy logic and he relates this sense or feeling to the motion command portion of his electronic brain where motor control is performed. He was programmed with rudimentary algorithms to create abstract forms and he builds on these by inputting the data from his on board sensors. The result is a one of a kind original creation every time he paints that rivals that of the great masters; Picasso, De Kooning, Pollock, etc...
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Fred Wilder first began building simple robots in the early 1980's after reading about the work of Dr. W. Grey Walter who designed and built several robots he called turtles in the late 1940s. These early robots were self-contained and reacted to external stimuli such as light and explored the floor of the laboratory where they were created.