environmentally determined behaviour

All the robots I made were an attempt to produce an autonomous artwork and in this respect they all failed. As soon as they had enough reactive capability to orientate, without collisions, it was immediately apparent that the environment guided the behaviour. This seems patently obvious now, but initially I had no real idea how they would behave. Clearly very little behaviour can ever really be seen as auotnomous, it is almost without exception architecturally appropriate. That goes for us, or any electro-mechanical device with reactive capability.