Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robot (M-TRAN) and its Motion Design

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

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Abstract

We have developed a modular robotic system (M-TRAN) which can change its configuration by itself. By using many DOFs of mechanism and self-reconfiguration capability, it can realize several types of motion, and can make various configurations. We have made two models of the system (M-TRAN I & II). In M-TRAN II, various improvements are integrated such as onboard multi-computers, reliable inter-module communication system, low power consumption, precise motor control, etc. Its hardware design, basic experiments and examples of motion are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2002
Pages51-56
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARC 2002 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2002 Dec 22002 Dec 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2002

Other

OtherProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARC 2002
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period02/12/202/12/5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kurokawa, H., Kamimura, A., Yoshida, E., Tomita, K., Murata, S., & Kokaji, S. (2002). Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robot (M-TRAN) and its Motion Design. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2002 (pp. 51-56). (Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2002).