Swarm Fabrication: Reconfigurable 3D Printers and Drawing Plotters Made of Swarm Robots
We introduce Swarm Fabrication, a novel concept of creating ondemand, scalable, and reconfigurable fabrication machines made of swarm robots. We present ways to construct an element of fabrication…
Robot in the Garden: Preliminary Experiments Programming an On-site Robot Ball Assistant to the Landscape Architect
The project features preliminary experiments programming a small autonomous robot ball known as the SPRK+ Sphero that explore the utility of an onsite robotic “assistant” to the landscape architect,…
Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robot Construction Team
- Computer Science, MedicineScience
This work presents a multi-agent construction system inspired by mound-building termites, solving an inverse problem of predicting high-level results given low-level rules; the approach via a physical realization with three autonomous climbing robots limited to onboard sensing.