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How does a Robot think?

The Robot Brain

By Kevin McAleer,    1 Minute


This video explains what a robot is, and the examples of early robots.

The robot Brain

  • Most robots have a computer or micro-controller to perform the instructions from the program
  • The ‘brain’ could just be a simple circuit, without a central processing unit (CPU)
  • Common microcontrollers include:

    • BBC micro:bit
    • Raspberry Pi Pico
    • Arduino Uno
    • NodeMCU (ESP8266)

A BBC micro:bit; Visit for more about this amazing device.

BBC micro:bit

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