Towards a team of robots with reconfiguration and repair capabilities

Curt Bererton and Pradeep Khosla
Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '01), May, 2001, pp. 2923 - 2928.


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Abstract
In the future, we propose that there will be largely self-sufficient robot colonies operating on distant planets and in harsh environments here on Earth. A highly desirable quality of such a colony would be the capability of the robots to repair each other. Towards the goal of autonomous repair, we design a robot that can replace the modules composing a similar robot. The final system is teleoperated and module removal/replacement is performed on a test bed. We discuss some of the design trade-offs for such a system and discuss some of the steps required in order to develop a self-sufficient robot colony.

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Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
Curt Bererton and Pradeep Khosla, "Towards a team of robots with reconfiguration and repair capabilities," Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '01), May, 2001, pp. 2923 - 2928.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Bererton_2001_5669,
   author = "Curt Bererton and Pradeep Khosla",
   title = "Towards a team of robots with reconfiguration and repair capabilities",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '01)",
   pages = "2923 - 2928",
   month = "May",
   year = "2001",
   volume = "3",
}