A robot without power is nothing more than a bunch of inanimate parts like a collection of rocks. Your robot needs a little power for its brain and sensors and a bit more if you intend for it to lift its own weight and explore the universe. After all, action requires energy. Most robots on this planet get their energy from electricity. We always recommend using rechargeable batteries to power mobile robots. AC adapters should be used when experimenting with various parts at your computer or when building stationary robots.