Printable Modular Robot: An Application of Rapid Prototyping for Flexible Robot Design

Dennis Krupke, Florens Wasserfall, Norman Hendrich, Jianwei Zhang
Mobile Service Robotics, page 277--285 - 2014
This paper presents a novel design for a modular snake-like robot with magnetic coupling between the modules. Each module combines 3D-printed mechanical parts with widely available standard electronic components, resulting in a highly customizable, low-cost robot platform for research and education. Since simulation and 3D-printing rely on the same model-files, the design also integrates smoothly into simulation environments like OpenRAVE. The robot can be assembled and re-assembled on the fly. Automatic topology detection is realized with custom connection-interfaces and dynamic initialization of intermodule communication.

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@Article\{KWHZ14,
  author       = "Krupke, Dennis and Wasserfall, Florens and Hendrich, Norman and Zhang, Jianwei",
  title        = "Printable Modular Robot: An Application of Rapid Prototyping for Flexible Robot Design",
  journal      = "Mobile Service Robotics",
  pages        = "277--285",
  year         = "2014",
  url          = "http://basilic.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/Publications/2014/KWHZ14"
}

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