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Distributed Manipulation using Disctrete Actuator Arrays
 
J.E. Luntz University of Michigan
W. Messner and H. Choset Carnegie Mellon University
 
Multimedia extension #4: Elliptic field videos
 
The following two video clips in MPEG format demonstrate open-loop manipulation on the MDMS array implementing an elliptic field.
 
• ellipticgood.mpg (2.4MB): An orientable object is oriented by an elliptic field. This is the video from which the still frames were taken in Figure 18 in the text.
 
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• ellipticbad.mpg (3.4MB): An unorientable object is improperly oriented by the same elliptic field. Note that the object finds a secondary stable orientation at a cell transition: the object bounces back and forth at its final orientation. This is the video from which the still frames were taken in Figure 19 in the text.
 
 

 
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