We have studied modular self-reconfigurable robots that are capable of changing their overall shape and functionality by automatic recombination of homogenous robotic modules. Our latest model, called Modular Transformer (M-TRAN), is able to metamorphose into various 3-D configurations and generate robotic motions that are suitable to its configuration. This paper presents a review of hardware design of the module, some developed software for self-reconfiguration and motion generation, and some experimental results.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||International Seminar - Embodied Artificial Intelligence - Dagstuhl Castle, Germany|
Duration: 2003 Jul 7 → 2003 Jul 11