[robotics-worldwide] January Issue of Robotica - Special Issue on Self-X

Gregory S Chirikjian gchirik1 at jhu.edu
Fri Dec 17 05:02:16 PST 2010


The contents of the January Issue of Robotica are given below.
This is a special issue guest edited by Amor A. Menezes and Pierre T. Kabamba.

Proposals for interesting special issues are always welcome.


Greg Chirikjian
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University


Volume 29      Part 1      January  2011
Special issue
Robotic Self-X Systems

Editorial, Amor A. Menezes and Pierre T. Kabamba                                                    i

Self-detection in robots: a method based on detecting temporal contingencies,
Alexander Stoytchev                                                                                          1

A low-cost approach for self-calibration of climbing robots,
Mahmoud Tavakoli, Lino Marques and Aníbal T. de Almeida                                         23

Robust and reversible execution of self-reconfiguration sequences,
Ulrik Schultz, Mirko Bordignon and Kasper Stoy                                                         35

Efficient constant-velocity reconfiguration of crystalline robots, Greg Aloupis,
Sébastien Collette, Mirela Damian, Erik D. Demaine, Robin Flatland,
Stefan Langerman, Joseph O’Rourke, Val Pinciu, Suneeta Ramaswami,
Vera Sacristán and Stefanie Wuhrer                                                                  59

A characterization of the reconfiguration space of self-reconfiguring robotic systems,
Tom Larkworthy                                                                                          73

Planning to fold multiple objects from a single self-folding sheet, Byoungkwon An,
Nadia Benbernou, Erik D. Demaine and Daniela Rus                                                  87

A general stiffness model for programmable matter and modular robotic structures,
Paul J. White, Shai Revzen, Chris E. Thorne and Mark Yim                                        103

The von Neumann threshold of self-reproducing systems: theory and application,
Pierre T. Kabamba, Patrick D. Owens and A. Galip Ulsoy                                        123

A stochastic self-replicating robot capable of hierarchical assembly,
Georgios Kaloutsakis and Gregory S. Chirikjian                                                        137

A self-replicating programmable constructor in a kinematic simulation environment,
William M Stevens                                                                                        153

RepRap – the replicating rapid prototyper, Rhys Jones, Patrick Haufe,
Edward Sells, Pejman Iravani, Vik Olliver, Chris Palmer and Adrian Bowyer                        177

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