Video: Tunnel Video-A system consisting of 8 Robotic Molecules that use self-reconfiguration to climb stairs
Caption: The animation demonstrates how self-organizing robots can move along by conforming to the changing shape of the terrain, whether moving through a tunnel or up the side of a building. They could also distribute themselves to form a sensor network for monitoring.
Daniela Rus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology works on self-organizing robots. These consist of multiple, autonomous components that make local decisions, which create coordinated behavior for the whole system.
Source/Credit: Daniela Rus, Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College
NSF funded: Yes
Daniela Rus organized the NSF Workshop on Self-reconfiguring Robots at Johns Hopkins University, January 22--24 1999
NSF permission to use: Yes
Government Image: No
Original file name: TUNNEL2.avi
In Image Library: No
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