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Accession Number ADA562622
Title Shape Formation by Self-Disassembly in Programmable Matter Systems.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 237p
Personal Author K. W. Gilpin
Abstract Programmable matter systems are composed of small, intelligent modules able to form a variety of macroscale objects with specific material properties in response to external commands or stimuli. While many programmable matter systems have been proposed in fiction, (Barbapapa,Changelings from Star Trek, the Terminator, and Transformers), and academia, a lack of suitable hardware and accompanying algorithms prevents their full realization. With this thesis research,we aim to create a system of miniature modules that can form arbitrary structures on demand.
Keywords Algorithms
Computer programming
Modules(Electronics)
Response
Robotics
Stimuli
Structures
Transformers


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
Corporate Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Doctoral thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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