Multimedia  

 

Distributed Manipulation using Disctrete Actuator Arrays
 
J.E. Luntz University of Michigan
W. Messner and H. Choset Carnegie Mellon University
 
Multimedia extension #1: Photo of MDMS array
 
The MDMS prototype sits on a table with 5 inch spacing between cells. Pairs of motorized orange roller wheels support and manipulate the white cardboard box resting on top. The cells mount to a breadboard base and communicate with each other through the grey ribbon cables. Each cell has its own controller and electronics situated underneath the motors and wheels.
 
 
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