Current trends in reconfigurable modular robots design Articles uri icon

authors

  • BRUNETE GONZALEZ, ALBERTO
  • RANGANATH, AVINASH
  • SEGOVIA, SERGIO
  • PEREZ DE FRUTOS, JAVIER
  • HERNANDO, MIGUEL
  • GAMBAO, ERNESTO

publication date

  • June 2017

issue

  • 3

volume

  • 14

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1729-8806

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1729-8814

abstract

  • This article presents a review on trends in modular reconfigurable robots, comparing the evolution of the features of the most significant robots over the years and focusing on the latest designs. These features are reconfiguration, docking, degrees of freedom, locomotion, control, communications, size, and powering. For each feature, some of the most relevant designs are presented and the current trends in the design are discussed.

keywords

  • review; modular robot; reconfigurable; mobile; central pattern generators; self-reconfiguration; multimode locomotion; systems; conro; exploration