Development of a self-reconfigurable modular robotic system

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

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We present a novel type of modular robotic system that has a capability of both autonomous shape reconfiguration and robotic motion generation. We have developed hardware modules and examined basic mechanical functions and reconfiguration. A simulation system of the modular robotic system has also been developed to design the reconfiguration sequence and motion for a cluster of the modules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-476
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct 16
Externally publishedYes


  • Distributed autonomous system
  • Modular robot
  • Self-reconfgurable robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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