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HydroGen: Automatically Generating Self-Assembly Code for Hydron Units

George Konidaris, Tim Taylor, John Hallam
2007
Abstract

This paper introduces HydroGen, an object compiler system that produces self-assembly instructions for configurations of Hydron units. The Hydron is distinct from other self-reconfigurable robotic units in that it operates under water, and can thus move without being constrained by gravity of connectivity requirements. It is therefore well suited to self-assembly as opposed to self-reconfiguration, and faces similar control problems to those expected in nanotechnology applications. We describe the first version of the Hydron Object Compiler and its supporting software. The object compiler uses a basic instruction set to produce instructions for the distributed self-assembly of any given connected configuration of Hydron units. We briefly outline the implementation of a preliminary interpreter for this instruction set for Hydron units in a reasonably realistic simulated environment, and demonstrate its operation on two example configurations.

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Konidaris, G., Taylor, T., & Hallam, J. (2007). HydroGen: Automatically Generating Self-Assembly Code for Hydron Units. In R. Alami, H. Asama, & R. Chatila (Eds.), Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 6 (Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS04) (pp. 33–42). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-35873-2_4

BibTeX

@inproceedings{konidaris2007hydrogen,
  author = {Konidaris, George and Taylor, Tim and Hallam, John},
  title = {HydroGen: Automatically Generating Self-Assembly Code for Hydron Units},
  booktitle = {Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 6 (Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS04)},
  year = {2007},
  editor = {Alami, R. and Asama, H. and Chatila, R.},
  pages = {33-42},
  address = {Toulouse, France},
  doi = {10.1007/978-4-431-35873-2_4},
  note = {DARS04 took place in Toulouse, France, 23-25 June 2004. The proceedings were published by Springer in 2007.},
  publisher = {Springer},
  category = {conference},
  keywords = {hydra}
}

Note

The DARS04 conference took place in Toulouse, France, 23-25 June 2004. The proceedings were published by Springer in 2007.

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