Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

Self-Organizing Robots

Authors: Murata, Satoshi, Kurokawa, Haruhisa

  • Addresses various issues in the implementation and instrumentation of self-organizing robots, suggesting ideas to solve them
  • Discusses the future of self-organizing robots, especially molecular-level self-organizing robots
  • Exposes readers to a variety of robots being developed and based on many different approaches
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It is man’s ongoing hope that a machine could somehow adapt to its environment by reorganizing itself. This is what the notion of self-organizing robots is based on. The theme of this book is to examine the feasibility of creating such robots within the limitations of current mechanical engineering. The topics comprise the following aspects of such a pursuit: the philosophy of design of self-organizing mechanical systems; self-organization in biological systems; the history of self-organizing mechanical systems; a case study of a self-assembling/self-repairing system as an autonomous distributed system; a self-organizing robot that can create its own shape and robotic motion; implementation and instrumentation of self-organizing robots; and the future of self-organizing robots. All topics are illustrated with many up-to-date examples, including those from the authors’ own work. The book does not require advanced knowledge of mathematics to be understood, and will be of great benefit to students in the robotics discipline, including in the areas of mechanics, control, electronics, and computer science. It is also an important source for researchers who wish to investigate the field of robotics or who have an interest in the application of self-organizing phenomena.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Designing by Self-Organization

    Murata, Satoshi (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Self-Organization of Biological Systems

    Murata, Satoshi (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • History of Self-Organizing Machines

    Murata, Satoshi (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • Basics in Mathematics and Distributed Algorithms

    Murata, Satoshi (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

  • Artificial Self-assembly and Self-repair

    Murata, Satoshi (et al.)

    Pages 77-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-Organizing Robots
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Series Volume
77
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Haruhisa Kurokawa, Satoshi Murata
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54055-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54055-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54054-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54732-7
Series ISSN
1610-7438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 254
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