Miyashita, Shuhei; Tientcheu Ngouabeu, Aubery M; Füchslin, Rudolf M; Nakajima, Kohei; Audretsch, Christof; Pfeifer, Rolf (2011). Basic problems in self-assembling robots and a case study of segregation on Tribolon Platform. In: Meng, Yan; Jin, Yaochu. Bio-Inspired Self-Organizing Robotic Systems. Berlin [etc.], 173-191. ISBN 978-3-642-20759-4.
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It has been a quite while since people realized that self-assembly technique may be a strong method to manufacture 3D micro products. In this contribution, we investigate some major concerns about realizing such a small sized robot. First we introduce the concept of self-assembly and introduce examples both from nature and artificial products. Followed by the main problems in self-assembly which can be seen in various scales, we classify them into four groups - (A) assembly constraint issues, (B) stochastic motion issues, (C) interactions on physical property issues, and (D) engineering issues. Then we show a segregation effect with our developed platform as an example of self-organizing behavior achieved in a distributed manner.
|Item Type:||Book Section, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics|
|DDC:||000 Computer science, knowledge & systems|
|Deposited On:||10 Feb 2012 09:29|
|Last Modified:||04 Apr 2012 16:14|
|Series Name:||Studies in Computational Intelligence|
|ISSN:||1860-949X (P) 1860-9503 (E)|
|Other Identification Number:||merlin-id:3855|
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