Pacheco, Moises4; Moghadam, Mikael1; Magnússon, Arnþór1; Silverman, B.5; Lund, Henrik Hautop6; Christensen, David Johan6
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Automation and Control, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Centre for Playware, Automation and Control, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark4 Centre for Playware, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark5 Playful Invention Company6 Copenhagen Center for Health Technology, Center, Technical University of Denmark
We are developing the Fable modular robotic system as a playware platform that will enable non-expert users to develop robots ranging from advanced robotic toys to robotic solutions to problems encountered in their daily lives. This paper presents the mechanical design of Fable: a chain-based system composed of reconfigurable heterogeneous modules with a reliable and scalable connector. Furthermore, this paper describes tests where the connector design is tested with children, and presents examples of a moving snake and a quadruped robot, as well as an interactive upper humanoid torso.
Proceedings of the Ieee International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013
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