Caterpillar

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Alast
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Caterpillar

Post by Alast » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:33 pm

When tinkering with solutions for the Nanobot challenge I came back to an old idea and got something presentable working. It's movement resembling that of a caterpillar.

The organism uses Ciliocytes which don't move as feet and an oscillating Neurocyte controls Myocytes and Buoyocytes to create the movement:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z3buhelizbdwq ... trate?dl=0

Let me know what you think :-)
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by C4pung » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:59 am

Its like a hybrid between rovers and crawlers :D . Also did you developed the nanobot challenge "skin tissue?" They are pretty mich identical to the challenge in this substrate. Ive been wanting to make something based on the skin tissue, and now that i have a basic understanding on how to use virocytes, i might be able to change individual m1 photocytes one by one into the cells i want

Ps. Still cant solve the challenge lol
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by H4yw1r3 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:17 am

It looks cool. It functions more of an inchworm than a caterpillar. The front of it resembles how my solution in Nanobot works. I was expecting crawling rovers connected to each other. :lol:
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by Alast » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:31 am

Isn't an inchworm a caterpillar? ;)

That's exactly the kind I was thinking of :) In the meantime I've made a new version that doesn't need Buoyocytes anymore. Will be able to share that later.

C4pung, to your question. Yes, I'm the original creator of the Nanobot challenge with some important help if bwisialo for the final version. In this case I took the challenge substrate into an experimental plate, though, and "healed" all the black cells back into normal cells to get my surface ;)
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by Alast » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:53 am

And here it is. Now the moving pattern rather resembles that of larger animals:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvlznjnlrq261 ... trate?dl=0
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by H4yw1r3 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:26 am

From what I see, this can be potentially made into bipedal walkers. :mrgreen:
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by Alast » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:06 pm

Yeah, guess I should rename the second one to Walker ;)
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by ElNico5 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:20 pm

Seeing how it works i noticed something but i'm not sure, do ciliocytes stick (just a bit)
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by Alast » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:43 pm

Yes, they do. That's what the ciliae are for :-)
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Re: Caterpillar

Post by H4yw1r3 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:14 pm

They seem to act as cells with strong grip pads. It's really helpful when the surface tends to act 'smoothly'.
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