Slime-molds are weird little creatures. There not part of the Fungus family, but they’re also no animal. They do have a really primitive form of intelligence and memory, and can be trained to solve mazes. Slime-molds don’t like lights.
During a research scientist made a robot and used the slime-molds to control the robot by measuring the position of the slime-mold and using this data to move the legs of the robot. I want to replicate something similar and see how i can use the slime-mold to control a self-made robot.
Therefor i want to study the behavior of the mold. How does it react to Infra-red, high of low frequencies and other inputs, and which sensors can i use (IR, ultrasonic, webcam, kinect) to collect data from the slime-molds and transfer this to an output (wheels, motors, drawing)?
** IDEA **
Maybe we can make an instrument which the mold can control so it can make music!