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A design for autonomous self-building blocks
Author(s): Zhentao Lu; Chi-Leung Tsui; Jonathan Thorn; Wei-Chih Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a basic idea of using computer controlled blocks to build an autonomous system of blocks capable of assembling themselves into various configurations. At the beginning, mechanical components are briefly described. The focus of this paper is on the control of a single block, and the interaction between two blocks. Different processes with different circuit diagrams are shown in details. Several pictures are taken under testing condition and indicate the processes and the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8695, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013, 86950Z (17 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010017
Show Author Affiliations
Zhentao Lu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Chi-Leung Tsui, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Jonathan Thorn, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Wei-Chih Wang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8695:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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