Laurent Winkler

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Swarming without positioning information is interesting in application-oriented systems because it alleviates the need for sensors which are dependent on the environment, expensive in terms of energy, cost, size and weight, or unusable at useful ranges for real-life scenarios. This principle is applied to the development of a swarm of micro air vehicles(More)
In this paper, we introduce a new locomotion unit for mobile modular self-reconfigurable robots. The design is based on Archimedes screws and allows a robot to utilize its full potential. With this newly designed drive unit called screw drive, a robot is able to drive in almost every direction while still using a simple, easy to control setup which requires(More)
A heterogeneous, mobile, self-reconfigurable and modular robot platform is being developed in the projects SYMBRION and REPLICATOR. The locomotion of the robots as well as forming of the robot organisms will be controlled using evolutionary and bio-inspired techniques. As the robots are not available at the beginning of the projects and experiments are time(More)
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