Laboratoire de systèmes robotiques LSRO
MINIATURE Mobile robots GROUP MOBOTS

Self-Assembling Robots

Francesco Mondada, Michael Bonani, Stéphane Magnenat

Introduction

The goal of this project is the study of a novel design approach to hardware implementation for testing and using the capability of self-assembling, self-organising, and metamorphosis of robotic systems. Such an approach finds its theoretical roots on recent studies in swarm intelligence, i.e., in studies of self-organising and self-assembling capabilities shown by social animals.

 

Projects

This activity was supported in the past by the swarm-bot and the swarmanoid projects. It is now carried out within the ASCENS and H2Swarm projects

Results

This project resulted in several papers, availables below.

A demonstration of some results in a concrete application is the following:

Final video of the swarmanoid projects.

Publications

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Contact

Francesco Mondada

Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques
EPFL-STI-LSRO
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne
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Tél: +41 (0) 21 693 73 57
Fax: +41 (0) 21 693 78 07

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