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Organizing robots through networking

Biesheuvel, H (2015) Organizing robots through networking. Bachelor's Thesis, Industrial Engineering and Management.

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Abstract

The manufacturing industries are changing and in order for the European industry to survive new industrial robots are needed. Those new robots will have a higher intelligence and a better communication collaboration. This integration project focuses on simulating the movements of a group of robots with the computing program MATLAB. One way to control such a formation is with an approach based on tensegrity structures. Tensegrity structures are found everywhere; human cells, architecture, artworks and can also be used in formation control. The group of robots used for the simulations is a group of ten robots in a decagon formation. They are connected with virtual springs which represents the cables and struts in a tensegrity structure. A cable is a connecting element under tension and a strut is a connecting element under compression. One robot of the group formation is selected as the leader. By choosing a desired end coordinate for that robot, a simulation is made of the group formation changing its position. Furthermore, the influence of factors as the spring constants and damping coefficient is researched.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering and Management
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:02
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:02
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/12426

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