Robotic birds 2000-2003
Robotic birds

The Robotic birds are small electric motors fitted with two lights. They hang from the ceiling and are controlled by a BBC Microcomputer.

The program selects randomly two of the birds, which have a few chirping exchanges. Another routine will select a single bird and make it sing a more complex solo song.

Robotic bird solo

The sounds are synthesised in real time by the sound chip on the BBC Micro, and played through a speaker located at the vertical of the bird.

Most of the robotic birds live in Automated forests.