Dan Roe. Specimen no. 2 (2006). Solar engine, steel, 10 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Description: This minimally designed sculptural robot is entirely solar powered, so it's autonomous in energy acquisition. It is also autonomous in control since it employs a simple open source BEAM 1381 solar engine circuit. As with all my work, this sculpture is designed with open source circuits and off the shelf technologies (including o-rings and hose clamps).
Lower panel: Specimen no. 2 detail