3-D self-reconfigurable structure and experiments

Haruhisa Kurokawa, Satoshi Murata, Eiichi Yoshida, Kohji Tomita, Shigeru Kokaji

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Abstract

A three-dimensional self-reconfigurable structure made of identical units is proposed. Each unit has six arms on the surface of its base cube which can connect to neighboring units mechanically. By the connection, cubic lattice structure is formed. A unit can carry its neighbor unit from one node of the lattice to another by rotating its arm by 90 degrees. Repeating this movement, the structure can reconfigure itself to realize various 3-D structures. General process of reconfiguration were proposed for this system. Four units were made and basic motions of self-reconfiguration were verified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages860-865
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 1 (of 3) - Victoria, Can
Duration: 1998 Oct 131998 Oct 17

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 1 (of 3)
CityVictoria, Can
Period98/10/1398/10/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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