Self-reconfigurable modular robots - Hardware and software development in AIST

E. Yoshida, S. Murata, A. Kamimura, K. Tomita, H. Kurokawa, S. Kokaji

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Abstract

In this paper we present the development of hardware and software of self-reconfigurable modular robots in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. Thanks to their flexibility, versatility and fault-tolerance, self-reconfigurable modular robots are expected to be used in various application fields, such as space, rescue or micro-sized world. Our research group has been pioneering this new field and developed several hardware prototypes and corresponding software that exploit the robots' potential. We have been successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the self-reconfigurable modular robots based on experiments from different aspects. Starting from two-dimensional (2D) self-assembling and self-repairing machine fractum, we review hardware development in diverse directions, like to micro-world, three-dimensional (3D) structures and motions; as well as the progress of control software, including distributed control and recent evolutionary motion inquisition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages339-346
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing, RISSP 2003 - Changsha, Hunan, China
Duration: 2003 Oct 82003 Oct 13

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing, RISSP 2003
CountryChina
CityChangsha, Hunan
Period03/10/803/10/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence

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