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Ultralight Modular Robotic Building Blocks for the Rapid Deployment of Planetary Outposts
Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Forum
  • Mustafa E. Karagozler, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Brian Kirby, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Wei Jie Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Eugene Marinelli, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tze Chang Ng, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Michael P Weller, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Seth C. Goldstein, Carnegie Mellon University
Date of Original Version
5-1-2006
Type
Conference Proceeding
Abstract or Description

We examine how modular robots can be used to enable remote robotic construction of planetary and orbital outposts. Each modular robot, called a catom, contains sufficient actuation, adhesion, control, and power to allow it to function as part of an ensemble of similar units. We describe the catom design and construction as well as initial experiments carried out to verify the system.

Citation Information
Mustafa E. Karagozler, Brian Kirby, Wei Jie Lee, Eugene Marinelli, et al.. "Ultralight Modular Robotic Building Blocks for the Rapid Deployment of Planetary Outposts" Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Forum (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/weijie_lee/1/