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TURning roBOTS -- tumbling BEAMbots, not fish

Here's a diagram showing the mechanics involved in Turbot motion (drawn some years back by Bjorn Brindefalk):


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So for a "classic" Turbot, here are the behaviors to aim for:

  1. Both arms rotate in a single direction (CCW vs CW)

  2. The motor on the "dimmer" face fires

It also apparently helps if one arm "stands out" from the body a bit more than the other (so the arms don't tangle in each other).

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