Self-reconfigurable robots: Platforms for emerging functionality

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

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Abstract

We have studied modular self-reconfigurable robots that are capable of changing their overall shape and functionality by automatic recombination of homogenous robotic modules. Our latest model, called Modular Transformer (M-TRAN), is able to metamorphose into various 3-D configurations and generate robotic motions that are suitable to its configuration. This paper presents a review of hardware design of the module, some developed software for self-reconfiguration and motion generation, and some experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-330
Number of pages19
JournalLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Volume3139
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Seminar - Embodied Artificial Intelligence - Dagstuhl Castle, Germany
Duration: 2003 Jul 72003 Jul 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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