When will the two robots meet?

The other day I read an intriguing article in the New York Times about a simulation of two robots moving on model train tracks at the National Museum of Mathematics. Will they ever meet? And why are the robots beavers, when clearly they ought to be turtles?

Anyway, speaking of turtles, I’m going to see whether I can replicate this simulation in NetLogo (without the scenery, unfortunately). Then I’m going to explore this interesting possible connection between NetLogo and model railroading…

Categories: Math, Model Railroading, Teaching & Learning, Technology