Micro Autonomous Robotic System
Hidenori Ishihara* and Toshio Fukuda**
*Department of Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering, Kagawa University, 1-1 Saiwai-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-8526, Japan
**Center for Cooperative Research in Advanced Science and Technology, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
Miniaturized autonomous robots have been developed by several research groups. The miniaturized autonomous robot is defined as a miniaturized closed-loop system with microprocessors, microactuators, and microsensors. We developed a micro autonomous robot (MARS) consisting of a microprocessor, microsensors, microactuators, communication units, and batteries. MARS controls itself by a downloaded program supplied through infrared communication. We demonstrate performance of MARS, and discuss system features.
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