Autonomous Self-Assembly in Swarm-Bots

@article{Gro2006AutonomousSI,
  title={Autonomous Self-Assembly in Swarm-Bots},
  author={R. Gro{\ss} and Michael Bonani and Francesco Mondada and Marco Dorigo},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Robotics},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={1115-1130}
}
In this paper, we discuss the self-assembling capabilities of the swarm-bot, a distributed robotics concept that lies at the intersection between collective and self-reconfigurable robotics. A swarm-bot is comprised of autonomous mobile robots called s-bots. S-bots can either act independently or self-assemble into a swarm-bot by using their grippers. We report on experiments in which we study the process that leads a group of s-bots to self-assemble. In particular, we present results of… 

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