HoverBots : Embracing and Detecting Collisions Using Robots Designed for Manufacturability

  title={HoverBots : Embracing and Detecting Collisions Using Robots Designed for Manufacturability},
  author={Markus P. Nemitz and Edwin Olson and Adam A. Stokes},
Collisions play a crucial role in nature. While some natural systems utilise collisions to achieve collective behaviours such as cell migration, most robot systems avoid them. There have been a few studies on collisions with swarm robots. Robot behaviours were collision dependent, however, physical collisions were still avoided. Robots detected close field objects with proximity sensors and accounted them for collisions. However, true collisions cause physical interactions amongst robots and… CONTINUE READING


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