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Modular Robotics

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In the future, Roombots could replace furniture (Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL).

The word “robot” conjures up many different things to many people, but how many of them immediately think of furniture? It sounds futuristic but the Biorobotics laboratory at EPFL, sponsored by NCCR Robotics is working on exactly that – robotic furniture, or Roombots.

Serge_KernbachGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2010-12-02

Collective systems play very important role on Earth, and we encounter them in all sizes, scales and forms; in biological and technological areas; in ocean, air and on the ground. Examples include viruses, different colloidal systems, nano- and micro-scale particles, huge world of social insects and animals; collective systems in robotics vary from nano- up to large space exploration robots. To some extent, collective systems are ubiquitous. Such a prevalence and diversity and can be explained by several unique properties: scalability, reliability, flexibility, self-developmental capabilities. This guest lecture introduces the area of collective robotics and answers the questions “what and why”. Special attention is given to reconfigurable robotics, we discuses a big vision of “universal modularity” and several ways of its achieving.



Robot Operating System (ROS) & Gazebo
August 6, 2019


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