Toward flexible and scalable self-reconfiguration of M-TRAN

Haruhisa Kurokawa, Kohji Tomita, Akiya Kamimura, Satoshi Murata

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Scalable self-reconfiguration of an M-TRAN modular robotic system is presented herein. Possible configurations are restricted to those of a symmetric planar type, which are made by an arbitrary number of M-TRAN modules. A logical model of such configurations is made in which each module is represented as a square cell, where self-reconfiguration is represented by cooperative motions of two neighbor cells. Based on the concept, programs for simulations and experiments were developed. Experiments of simple self-reconfigurations using local communication between modules by infrared light were successful.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 8
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642006432
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Symposia on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS 2008 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 2008 Nov 172008 Nov 19

Publication series

NameDistributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 8


Other9th International Symposia on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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