Object Transport by Modular Robots that Self-assemble
Groß Roderich, Tuci Elio, Dorigo Marco, Bonani Michael, Mondada Francesco


We present a first attempt to accomplish a simple object manipulation task using the self-reconfigurable robotic system swarm-bot. The number of modular entities involved, their global shape or size and their internal structure are not pre-determined, but result from a self-organized process in which the modules autonomously grasp each other and/or an object. The modules are autonomous in perception, control, action, and power. We present quantitative results, obtained with six physical modules, that confirm the utility of self-assembling robots in a concrete task.

Swarm-bots project started
on October 1,2001
The project terminated
on March 31, 2005.
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