Components of the Experimental Array:
In contrast to the curving and circling movements of the bumper cars,
Pac-Head moves in a straight line, either forward or backward, along either
the x or y axes. The Pac-Head operates according to the principle of
randomness, and moves at approximately the same speed as the bumper cars, a
little over 7 mph. However, the behavior of the bumper cars also effects
the steering of the head. It takes place through a neuronal network which
takes into account various factors such as the number of vehicles in motion
and the ascertainable potential for aggression in the case of a collision.
The Pac-Head — the driving force, the king of the road — chases the bumper
cars and, as soon as he catches one, gobbles it up.