In this paper we describe detail of hardware design of novel self-reconfigurable robotic system. We have classified previous studies on self-reconfigurable robotic systems into "lattice type" composed of spatially symmetric modules and "string type" like snake robots. The proposed system has both the advantages of simple operation of self-reconfiguration of the former and motion generation ability of the latter. Its simple structure and reliable operation allows us to construct large 3-D self-reconfigurable structure which functions as a robotic system such as legged walking machine. We have examined its basic mechanical functions and verified its reliable operation of self-reconfiguration.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Takamatsu, Japan|
Duration: 2000 Oct 31 → 2000 Nov 5
|Conference||2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems|
|Period||00/10/31 → 00/11/5|