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Basic problems in self-assembling robots and a case study of segregation on Tribolon Platform


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.]: Springer, 173-191.

Abstract

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.

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.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:10 Feb 2012 08:29
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:25
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Studies in Computational Intelligence
Number:355
ISSN:1860-949X (P) 1860-9503 (E)
ISBN:978-3-642-20759-4
Publisher DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-20760-0_8
Related URLs:http://opac.nebis.ch/F/?local_base=NEBIS&CON_LNG=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=006515899
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:3855

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