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Center Innovation Fund: ARC CIF

Collective Robotic Assembly of Discrete Lattice Elements (CRADLE)

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Collective Robotic Assembly of Discrete Lattice Elements (CRADLE)
CRADLE seeks to address this need through a novel application of an integrated robot-structure-material system based on discrete lattice construction using task specific robots. Bolting mechanisms from SOA platforms will be modified to fit mobile robot. Lattice element/hardware pickup station and/or mobile cassettes will be designed. LiPo batteries and radio communications will enable untethered experiments. Initial autonomy will require error detection, this can be achieved through current sensing of motors and controls algorithms for error correction. And each robot will have pre-determined build sequence while collaborating on large scale construction. It is possible to address agent-based swarm system with inter-robot sensing and communication. More »

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