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JRM Vol.12 No.2 pp. 158-164
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2000.p0158
(2000)

Paper:

A Control Method for Gathering Patterns of Multiple Micromachines

Yoshiki Shimomura, Hitoshi Hasunuma, Kazunori Makino, Masataka Koyama, Yasuo Nakano and Yasuo Otsuki

Research Department of Electronic and Control Technology Development Center, Technology Group, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., 118 Furatsuzuka, Noda, Chiba 278-8585, Japan

Received:
October 1, 1999
Accepted:
December 8, 1999
Published:
April 20, 2000
Keywords:
micromachine, swarm control, pattern generation, distributed autonomous
Abstract

To use micromachines as intelligent actuators for operations in narrow places, it is desirable to endow micromachines with functions to move individually and to work cooperatively in a group. The objective of our research is to develop a control system for multimicromachines to construct desired work patterns. In this paper, we propose an algorithm to generate desired patterns and show some experimental results.

Cite this article as:
Yoshiki Shimomura, Hitoshi Hasunuma, Kazunori Makino, Masataka Koyama, Yasuo Nakano, and Yasuo Otsuki, “A Control Method for Gathering Patterns of Multiple Micromachines,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.12, No.2, pp. 158-164, 2000.
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