Experimental Manufacturing of Object Transfer System “Magic Carpet” Consisting of Actuator Array with Autonomous Decentralized Control

  • Hichirousai Oyobe
  • Ryo Marutani
  • Yoichi Hori


The attempt to realize magic carpet driven by autonomous decentralized type control algorithm is proposed. The proposed system is manufactured as trial experimental setup and an experiment is done by itself. At last, a control algorithm for autonomous decentralized system is proposed. Due to the recent development of micromachine technology, we can integrate a lot of very small decentralized modules, each of which consists of sensor, actuator and electronic circuit. However, control algorithm of such systems have not yet been developed enough. To avoid complicated wiring problem of communication network, it is assumed that the module should exchange information only with neighboring several modules. The proposed system is manufactured for developing control algorithm of such system.


Target Position Ball Position Central Controller Variable Structure Control Combine Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hichirousai Oyobe
    • 1
  • Ryo Marutani
    • 1
  • Yoichi Hori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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