A modular robot that self-assembles

Akio Ishiguro, Hiroaki Matsuba, Tomoki Maegawa, Masahiro Shimizu

研究成果: Conference contribution


One of the most graceful phenomena widely observed in nature is self-assembly; living systems spontaneously form their body structure through the developmental process. While this remarkable phenomenon still leaves much to be understood in biology, the concept of self-assembly becomes undeniably indispensable also in artificial systems as they increase in size and complexity. Based on this consideration, this paper discusses the realization of self-assembly with the use of a modular robot. The main contributions of this paper are twofold: the first concerns the exploitation of emergent phenomena stemming from the interplay between the control and mechanical systems; the second is related to the implementation of different adhesiveness among the modules. Here, form generation by self-assembly is considered as the result of time evolution toward the most dynamically stable state. Preliminary simulation results show that stable and spontaneous self-assembly is achieved irrespective of the initial positional relationship among the modules.

ホスト出版物のタイトルIntelligent Autonomous Systems 9, IAS 2006
出版物ステータスPublished - 2006 12 1
イベント9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
継続期間: 2006 3 72006 3 9


名前Intelligent Autonomous Systems 9, IAS 2006


Other9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Ishiguro, A., Matsuba, H., Maegawa, T., & Shimizu, M. (2006). A modular robot that self-assembles. : Intelligent Autonomous Systems 9, IAS 2006 (pp. 585-594). (Intelligent Autonomous Systems 9, IAS 2006).