Robotic body extension based on Hot Melt Adhesives

@article{Brodbeck2012RoboticBE,
  title={Robotic body extension based on Hot Melt Adhesives},
  author={Luzius Brodbeck and Liyu Wang and Fumiya Iida},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
  year={2012},
  pages={4322-4327}
}
The capability of extending body structures is one of the most significant challenges in the robotics research and it has been partially explored in self-reconfigurable robotics. By using such a capability, a robot is able to adaptively change its structure from, for example, a wheel like body shape to a legged one to deal with complexity in the environment. Despite their expectations, the existing mechanisms for extending body structures are still highly complex and the flexibility in self… 

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