An Emerging Set of Links to Related Web Pages
Biomimetics (Europen Space Agency)
Research statement by Wei-Min Shen
MultiShady: A Bipartite Heterogeneous Unit Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robot for Assembling Space Trusses
The Tensegrity-Truss as a Model for Spine Mechanics: Biotensegrity by Dr. Stephen M. Levin
Truss Structures -- by UniStates Corporation
Robotic Space Workers of the Future
Graph Grammars for Self Assembling Robotic Systems by E. Klavins et.al.
Modular Components and Connectors
The Construction Site -- Blocks and building toys
In particular: K'nex, Knupferli, Polydron, GeoFix, LEGO, Straws, Zome, Zoob, ...
Connecting outlet plates
"...Silicon Latching Snap Fasteners for Micro Assembly" (PDF)
"Reconnectable Joints for Self-Reconfigurable Robots" (PDF)
Biomimetic self-assembly of a functional asymmetrical electronic device
CotsBots: Sarah Bergbreiter's MS work on inexpensive robots.
PolyBots: similar modules from Xerox PARC.
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
A list of self-assembly technologies for MEMS compiled by William J. Holtz in 2002 for EECS 290G (micro-robotics).
A review in SCIENCE by George Whitesides -- Clearifies terminology and gives a vision of where self-assembly is headed.
George Whitesides' group website and publication list
the self-assembly of arbitrary 3-D structures" Presentation by William J. Holtz (2003) It summarizes
definitions of self-assembly from the literature and gives a vision of what is necessary for the next leap in self-assembly.
Smartdust Research Overview
"Out-of-Plane Motion of Assembled Microstructures ..." Paper by M. Last, V. Subramaniam, K.S.J. Pister
Nano Assembly, Dictionary and Links
Micro and Nano Assembly at Zyvex
Moletronics: Transforming Nanotechnology and Nanocomputers from Vision to Reality
NASA and Self-Replicating Systems: Implications for Nanotechnology
Art Olson's work on a self-assembling virus model. See the 2nd movie on this page (yellow pieces in jar)
Santa Fe Institute is the leader in the area
of complexity theory
The complexity theory simulator developed at Santa Fe, called Swarm
A good paper from the Santa Fe Institute on simulating stigmergic a system
AI, Cooperative Agents, Life ...Simulation of Self-Replication
"Biologically-Inspired Self-Assembly of Two-Dimensional Shapes Using Global-to-local Compilation" by A. Kondacs et al.
Robotics: Self-replication from random parts
"Signs of Life" by Sole and Goodwin, a good
introduction to biological complexity, including swarm behavior.
A good introductory paper to the theory of self-organizing systems
Swarm-Bots -- (work overview and links)
Cellular Aspects of Pattern Formation: "The Problem of Assembly"
by Gary W. Grimes & Karl J. Aufderheide
UCB library call number: BIOS QH491.G75 1991
(Short book for biology oriented people)
General ConceptsSelf-Assembly of Nanosystems and Microsystems
Thoughts and References on Self-Assembly by David Garmire
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