Shape-shifting Robot Built from Smarticles

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Shape-shifting Robot Built from Smarticles

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles” to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.

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Research, Engineering, Physics and Physical Sciences, Robotics
Keywords
smarticle, supersmarticle, emergent behavior, robot
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Sep 18, 2019 - 3:45pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 18, 2019 - 3:45pm