Singo: A single-end-operative and genderless connector for self-reconfiguration, self-assembly and self-healing

Wei Min Shen, Robert Kovac, Michael Rubenstein

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42 Scopus citations

Abstract

Flexible and reliable connection is critical for selfreconfiguration, self-assembly, or self-healing. However, most existing connection mechanisms suffer from a deficiency that a connection would seize itself if one end malfunctions or is out of service. To mitigate this limitation on self-healing, this paper presents a new SINGO connector that can establish or disengage a connection even if one end of the connection is not operational. We describe the design and the prototype of the connector and demonstrate its performance by both theoretical analysis and physical experimentations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09
Pages4253-4258
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: May 12 2009May 17 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period5/12/095/17/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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