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NCA
2010
IEEE
7 years 10 months ago
Anatomy-based organization of morphology and control in self-reconfigurable modular robots
In this paper we address the challenge of realizing full-body behaviors in scalable modular robots. We present an experimental study of a biologically inspired approach to organize...
David Johan Christensen, Jason Campbell, Kasper St...
ICRA
2010
IEEE
127views Robotics» more  ICRA 2010»
8 years 1 months ago
Coordinating collective locomotion in an amorphous modular robot
— Modular robots can potentially assemble into a wide range of configurations to locomote in different environments. However, designing locomotion strategies for each configura...
Chih-Han Yu, Justin Werfel, Radhika Nagpal
ICRA
2010
IEEE
130views Robotics» more  ICRA 2010»
8 years 1 months ago
A distributed strategy for gait adaptation in modular robots
Abstract— In this paper we study online gait optimization for modular robots. The learning strategy we apply is distributed, independent on robot morphology, and easy to implemen...
David Johan Christensen, Ulrik Pagh Schultz, Kaspe...
ICRA
2010
IEEE
128views Robotics» more  ICRA 2010»
8 years 1 months ago
A robotic module for stochastic fluidic assembly of 3D self-reconfiguring structures
— Stochastic self-reconfiguring robots are modular robots that possess the ability to autonomously change the arrangement of their modules and do so through the use of nondetermi...
Jonas Neubert, Abraham P. Cantwell, Stephane Const...
IJRR
2008
186views more  IJRR 2008»
8 years 3 months ago
Automated Design of Adaptive Controllers for Modular Robots using Reinforcement Learning
Designing distributed controllers for self-reconfiguring modular robots has been consistently challenging. We have developed a reinforcement learning approach which can be used bo...
Paulina Varshavskaya, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Danie...
ICRA
2003
IEEE
146views Robotics» more  ICRA 2003»
8 years 8 months ago
Automatic locomotion pattern generation for modular robots
Locomotion is considered as most basic function of robots. In the case of ordinary robots, they are not needed to change locomotion pattern because their configurations are consta...
Akiya Kamimura, Haruhisa Kurokawa, Eiichi Yoshida,...
IROS
2006
IEEE
109views Robotics» more  IROS 2006»
8 years 9 months ago
SUPERBOT: A Deployable, Multi-Functional, and Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robotic System
– Self-reconfigurable robots are modular robots that can autonomously change their shape and size to meet specific operational demands. Recently, there has been a great interest ...
Behnam Salemi, Mark Moll, Wei-Min Shen
ICRA
2006
IEEE
107views Robotics» more  ICRA 2006»
8 years 9 months ago
The Deformatron Robot: a Biologically Inspired Homogeneous Modular Robot
Abstract— The Deformatron robot is a homogeneous, modular robot. The Deformatron modules can play one of three roles in the physical structure of the robot: bone, tendon, and mus...
Kasper Støy
ICRA
2007
IEEE
157views Robotics» more  ICRA 2007»
8 years 9 months ago
Distributed Watchpoints: Debugging Large Multi-Robot Systems
Abstract— Tightly-coupled multi-agent systems such as modular robots frequently exhibit properties of interest that span multiple modules. These properties cannot easily be detec...
Michael DeRosa, Jason Campbell, Padmanabhan Pillai...
SASO
2008
IEEE
8 years 9 months ago
Spatial Computing with Labels
— A reconfigurable robot is a robot that can change shape. Programming reconfigurable robots is complicated by the need to adapt the behavior of each of the individual module t...
Ulrik Pagh Schultz, Mirko Bordignon, David Johan C...
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