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Introduction to Robots Optimus Prime can be both a bipedal robot and a semi truck. Image © 2007 Dreamworks Pictures “Robots” describes programmable electro-mechanical machines with human-like behavior Real world robots normally perform one task or related tasks But a Transformer’s two forms have different strengths and capabilities
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Self-reconfiguring Robots Flexibility of shape and modification of software and hardware Module Configuration Connections between homogeneous modules Movement capabilities by “parallel brains” Robot Types: Chain Lattice Mobile reconfiguration
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Chain Robots Do not require constant reconfiguration for movement Most require assembly NASA’s Snakebot navigates over rough terrain, digs in soil, and is capable of planning routes over or around obstacles http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/ 2000/00images/snakebot/snakebot.html
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Lattice Robots Connects at discrete locations on a lattice Substrate Configuration Many connection points Sliding over the form by attaching and detaching Requires constant self-reconfiguration for movement http://robotindex.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/m-tran-iii- modular-robot/
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Mobile Reconfiguration Operate and move independently Disassemble to smaller, agile robots
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course ECE 317 taught by Professor Peck,t during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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