Heavy-duty connectors for self-reconfiguring robots

Nilsson, Martin (2002) Heavy-duty connectors for self-reconfiguring robots. In: 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'02), 11-15 May 2002, Washington D.C., USA.

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Connectors for self-reconfiguring robots need to fulfill a wide range of requirements. We discuss these properties, with emphasis on geometrical shape and latching. We describe the DRAGON modular connector, whose most distinctive features are its ability to self-align and its strength. It weighs 170 g, but holds over 70 kg load. It is able to self-align /spl plusmn/15 mm (O/5) lateral offsets, and /spl plusmn/45/spl deg/ directional and rotational offsets.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:INSPEC Accession Number: 7387892 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ROBOT.2002.1014378
ID Code:2943
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