Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract——Collective of Robots can perform complicated tasks that are beyond the capabilities of individual. The ability of such a collective to do tasks efficiently is because of its characteristic to form different shapes. In this paper, we present a Hybrid control method called Self-Assembly (SA), which will enable the collective to maintain the desired shape. This control mechanism will allow the robots to form different shapes with robustness and will provide the efficient techniques to counter Localization, Formation and Communication problems of the collective swarm.
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