TERMES Project: Algorithmic Self-Assembly…

TERMES Project: Algorithmic Self-Assembly

This video shows examples of decentralized algorithms for collective construction, generated by a global-to-local compiler that transforms a desired goal structure into a local robot behavior program. Using local sensing, and implicit coordination, multiple robots can simultaneously construct structures of different classes, while preserving intermediate constraints such as climbability and lock-placement restrictions. See the IROS 2011 workshop paper for more details.

Read more on the bots here:; http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/ssr/projects/cons/termes.html

Via +Evan Ackerman Automaton Blog: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/video-friday-robot-termites-dust-puppies-and-serious-social-issues

TERMES Project: Algorithmic Self-Assembly

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