I am computer science student and I have no knowledge on robotics.
In my project, I am trying to find controllers for modular robots to make them do specific tasks using evolutionary techniques. For the moment I am doing this in a simulator, but if I want to make physical robots I have to know a priori the components to add to the robot, where do I place them, especially if modules of robot are small (cubes of 5*5*5cm)...
So my questions are:
- What are must have components to make physical robot ? (arduino, batteries, sensors, ...)
- For a small robot how many batteries do I need ?
- If modules have to communicate with wifi, do I have to put a wifi card on each module?
- I want to add an IMU. Is its position important, I mean do I have to put it in the middle of the robot ?
Thank you very much.