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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Self-organized segregation effect on self-assembling robots
Authors: Tientcheu Ngouabeu, Aubery Marchel
Miyashita, Shuhei
Füchslin, Rudolf Marcel
Nakajima, Kohei
Göldi, Maurice
Pfeifer, Rolf
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-4112
Proceedings: Artificial live XII : proceedings of the twelfth international conference on the synthesis and simulation of living systems
Editors of the parent work: Fellermann, Harold
Dörr, Mark
Hanczyc, Martin M.
Ladegaard Laursen, Lone
Maurer, Sarah
Merkle, Daniel
Monnard, Pierre Alain
Støy, Kasper
Rasmussen, Steen
Pages: 232
Pages to: 238
Conference details: The 12th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Odense, Denmark, 19-23 August 2010
Issue Date: 2010
Series: Artificial life
Series volume: 12
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MIT Press
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cambridge
ISBN: 978-0-262-29075-3
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 620: Engineering
Abstract: Complex systems involving many interacting components being out of equilibrium often organize into patterns. Understanding the underlying principles that govern such systems might lead to a deeper insight into living systems and the development of new applications in robotics. In this contribution, we investigate water-based self-assembling modules, exhibiting a segregation effect under some particular conditions. The system consists of vibrating (active) and non vibrating (passive) circular modules floating on the surface of the water. The segregation happens as a result of a depletion-like force, which is of purely entropic nature and is based on the characteristics of the modules (active or passive). We focus especially on the dynamics of the process with respect to the energy and the entropy. Some applications of the designed system are also discussed.
Further description: Open Access Publikation
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 3.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 3.0 Unported
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)
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