Locomotion of metamorphic robotic system based on local information

Fengqi Chen, Yukiko Yamauchi, Shuji Kijima, Masafumi Yamashita

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Motivated by the molecular robotics project of Japan, we investigate the problem of designing a distribution locomotion algorithm for metamorphic robotic system consisting of homogeneous modules. The algorithm, which works on each module, must navigate it so that the entire system moves in a predetermined direction. We present an algorithm that moves the system eastward, provided that an initial configuration is monotone. Then we show the outline of its correctness.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7000134
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2014
Event2014 IEEE 33rd International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems Workshops, SRDSW 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Oct 6 2014Oct 9 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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