LI is a headbot on a Herbie bot. Some call this a 'Horse-n-Rider' type in that the headbot controls the Herbie bot. This makes the two sound independent but in reality it is the opposite. These two bots depend on each other to help fulfill their goals.
LI ended up being the most graceful robot I've built so far. This robot has two forward speeds and a reverse. The headbot seeks light and directs the Herbie bot in that direction. The eyes on the Herbie are set low so that it avoids hitting most objects. The body coverings around the front are all sensitive so that it reverses when hit. LI also has an edge sensor to keep it from backing off edges.
After finishing LI and testing it out I was instantly amazed at how quick, agile, and receptive it was. I couldn't help comparing LI to Carbot. It was never a contest with those two. LI out-did Carbot in every way, in fact LI could literally run circles around it. From mazes to beams of light and even courses with multi-colored obstacles. LI would just go around and Carbot would plow them.
I finally built the ultimate Eabon. I never planned on making more than one but with so many failures I had to create the Eabon projects, it's a good thing too because it led me to this one.
After the success of a project that failed three times before I began other projects of the like. I find that building off the failed design and researching more you'll eventually end up with gold. With this understanding I knew now was the time to devote my skills to walker design, the main reason I started all this.
LI with its tail sensor visible
hanging with its friends
LI without its coverings
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