The Pods

The Pods is a project in which a dozen of more pods are floating in a pond.

Each pod is equiped with a solar panel, infrared communication system, sound communication system, 3 "doc-and-tak" systems (an electromagnetic locking mechanism and electromagnetic communication system in one).

The brain is made of a sub-unit for each function like guiding system/navigation, power control/solar tracking, behavior state machine, neural net for sound recognition, and a genetic engine which designs via the evolution of the other sub-systems.