Self-organizing shape and pattern: From cells to robots

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Researchers have investigated the evolution of various systems ranging from cells to robots and the importance of self-organization of shape and pattern in their interdisciplinary research. The embedded systems are mostly composed of many identical parts such as reconfigurable robots built from from identical modules and network systems built from smart sensors scattered in the environment. The examples from robotics can illustrate practical applications that concern shape and pattern, mobile-robot formations,a and modular robot self-reconfiguration, and collective construction of robots. User-defined goals can be implemented through simple local control and the resulting systems achieve a significant level of robustness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Intelligent Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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