published in 2003 in DMG Working Memo
The AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate’s August 7, 2003 RFI “Space Legos” resonates with several projects currently underway in our research group at the University of Washington, Seattle. Most directly relevant is our project on reconfigurable modular robotic building blocks, described first below. Several of our other projects, described more briefly, are also gemane. Beyond the mechatronic challenges of constructing reliable modular robot systems, we believe we are well positioned to research the computer-assisted design software and programming environments needed to manage self-organizing systems building blocks.