Homogeneous Distributed Mechanical Systems

  • Satoshi Murata
  • Eiichi Yoshida
  • Akiya Kamimura
  • Kohji Tomita
  • Haruhisa Kurokawa
  • Shigeru Kokaji
Conference paper


This paper reviews research activities related to homogeneous distributed mechanical systems at Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (from 2001 it is reorganized as AIST). Since the early 90’s we have developed various types of distributed mechanical systems in an attempt to realize a mechanical system with novel functions such as self-assembly and self-repair. In this paper, along with the history of our research, the concept of the homogeneous distributed mechanical system is explained.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Murata
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eiichi Yoshida
    • 1
    • 2
  • Akiya Kamimura
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kohji Tomita
    • 1
    • 2
  • Haruhisa Kurokawa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shigeru Kokaji
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Tsukuba, IbarakiJapan

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