An Emerging Set of Links to Related Web Pages
(Europen Space Agency)
statement by Wei-Min Shen
A Bipartite Heterogeneous Unit Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robot
for Assembling Space Trusses
Tensegrity-Truss as a Model for Spine Mechanics: Biotensegrity
by Dr. Stephen M. Levin
Structures -- by UniStates Corporation
Workers of the Future
Grammars for Self Assembling Robotic Systems by E. Klavins
Modular Components and Connectors
The Construction Site
-- Blocks and building toys
In particular: K'nex,
Snap Fasteners for Micro Assembly" (PDF)
Joints for Self-Reconfigurable Robots" (PDF)
self-assembly of a functional asymmetrical electronic device
Sarah Bergbreiter's MS work on inexpensive robots.
similar modules from Xerox PARC.
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
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.
Motion of Assembled Microstructures ..." Paper by M. Last, V. Subramaniam, K.S.J.
Assembly, Dictionary and Links
Micro and Nano Assembly at Zyvex
Transforming Nanotechnology and Nanocomputers from Vision to
Self-Replicating Systems: Implications for Nanotechnology
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
A good paper from the Santa Fe Institute on simulating
stigmergic a system
AI, Cooperative Agents, Life ...
Technology inspired by Nature
from random parts
"Signs of Life" by Sole and Goodwin, a good introduction to
biological complexity, including swarm behavior.
good introductory paper to the theory of self-organizing systems
(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)
of Nanosystems and Microsystems
and References on Self-Assembly by David Garmire
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