From MoleMOD to MoleSTRING Design of self-assembly structures actuated by shareable soft robots

doc. Ing. arch. Miloš Florián, Ph.D., Ing. arch. Jan Petrš

This paper proposes a self-assembling system for architectural application. It is a reaction to current building crisis and high energy consumption by building industry. This Unique system is based on a reconfiguration of passive elements by low-cost soft robots able to move inside as well as configure them into 2D/3D structures similar to recent Modular robots. A goal is to significantly reduce the high price and complexity of state of the art modular robots by minimization of mechatronic parts and using soft materials. The concept focuses on life-cycle management when one system can achieve assembly, reconfiguration, and disassembly with a minimum of waste. The paper compares three different versions of a self-assembly system called MoleMOD: MoleCUBE, MoleCHAIN, and MoleSTRING.

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