A simple docking method has been proposed with the use of an onboard camera module which has two key ideas. First, it has an image processing that uses a camera module and LEDs that are equipped on the modules. Second, it has a special modular configuration that is designed for docking which absorbs positional errors. A self-reconfiguration sequence was also designed to integrate a docked robot into a periodic structure. Lastly, an examination was done to test the effectiveness of the proposed method by docking/integration experiments with 18 modules.
- Modular robot
- Visual feedback
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering