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Development of a self-reconfigurable modular robotic system
Author(s): Kohji Tomita; Satoshi Murata; Eiichi Yoshida; Haruhisa Kurokawa; Akiya Kamimura; Shigeru Kokaji
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel type of modular robotic system that has a capability of both autonomous shape reconfiguration and robotic motion generation. We have developed hardware modules and examined basic mechanical functions and reconfiguration. A simulation system of the modular robotic system has also been developed to design the reconfiguration sequence and motion for a cluster of modules.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4196, Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems III, (16 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403745
Show Author Affiliations
Kohji Tomita, Mechanical Engineering Lab. (Japan)
Satoshi Murata, Mechanical Engineering Lab. (Japan)
Eiichi Yoshida, Mechanical Engineering Lab. (Japan)
Haruhisa Kurokawa, Mechanical Engineering Lab. (Japan)
Akiya Kamimura, Mechanical Engineering Lab. (Japan)
Shigeru Kokaji, Mechanical Engineering Lab. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4196:
Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems III
Gerard T. McKee; Paul S. Schenker, Editor(s)

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