Multiagent Control of Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robots

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modular robots

why change shape?

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Proteo

Proteo

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prismatic MSR robots

TeleCube

neighbors cooperate to move

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devices for “smart matter”

micromachines (MEMS)

biological machines

programs for bacteria

molecular machines

molecular machines

molecular machines

quantum computers

quantum machines

quantum machines

devices: summary

challenge: How to build?

challenge: How to use?

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control challenge

control before hardware?

physics vs. size

multi-agent control

motivation: biology

motivation: teams

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computational ecology

techniques

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example: growing a chain

growing a chain

scent

structures

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locomotion

object manipulation

summary

future directions

quantify capabilities

agent design

test on hardware

conclusions