Self-repairing mechanical system

Satoshi Murata, Eiichi Yoshida, Haruhisa Kurokawa, Kohji Tomita, Shigeru Kokaji

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A concept of a self-repairable mechanical system which is composed of homogeneous mechanical units is described. We have developed a modular system capable of `self-assembly' and self-repair. The former means a set of units can form a given shape of the system without outside help, and the latter means the system restores the original shape if an arbitrary part of the system cut off. We show both of two-dimensional and three-dimensional unit design, and distributed algorithms for the units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-213
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems II - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1999 Sept 191999 Sept 20


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