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Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robot Systems

Yim, Mark and Shen, Wei-Min and Salemi, Behnam and Rus, Daniela and Moll, Mark and Lipson, Hod and Klavins, Eric and Chirikjian, Gregory S. (2007) Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robot Systems. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 14 (1). pp. 43-52. ISSN 1070-9932. doi:10.1109/MRA.2007.339623.

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The field of modular self-reconfigurable robotic systems addresses the design, fabrication, motion planning, and control of autonomous kinematic machines with variable morphology. Modular self-reconfigurable systems have the promise of making significant technological advances to the field of robotics in general. Their promise of high versatility, high value, and high robustness may lead to a radical change in automation. Currently, a number of researchers have been addressing many of the challenges. While some progress has been made, it is clear that many challenges still exist. By illustrating several of the outstanding issues as grand challenges that have been collaboratively written by a large number of researchers in this field, this article has shown several of the key directions for the future of this growing field

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Additional Information:© 2007 IEEE. Issue Date: March 2007. The authors wish to acknowledge the participation of all the attendees at the Robotics: Science and Systems workshop on self-reconfigurable systems, as well as the speakers and authors—Harris Chiu, Michael de Rosa, Haruhisa Kurokawa, Victor Zykov, Jason Campbell, Zack Butler, David Johan Christensen, Paulina Vashavskaya, Justin Werfel, Kiju Lee, Matt Moses, Michael Park, and Nicolas Brener.
Subject Keywords:Modular, self-reconfigurable, self-reconfiguring, robot, grand challenges.
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