Increased Versatility of Modular Robots through Layered Heterogeneity

Bidragets oversatte titel: Øget alsidighed af modulære robotter gennem brug af en lagdelt struktur

Jørgen Christian Larsen, Kasper Støy, Ricardo Franco Mendoza Garcia

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This paper introduces a new class of modular
robots, called: “layered heterogeneous modular robots”, which
is a type of modular robot, where the functionality of a robot
is modularized into three layers of heterogeneous modules:
mechanics, actuation and electronics. This novel approach may
make it possible to create dynamic, power-efficient and robust
locomotive modular robots, extending the usability of modular
robots. Early tests show that the system is able to perform
dynamic locomotion with speeds up to 11.8cm/sec with a specific
resistance of 9.65. Also static structures have been constructed,
forming a tower that is able to withstand a load of 29 times
its own weight placed on top of the tower, without any power
consumption. These tests show that the system is comparable
in performance to those of non-modular robots.
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 2010