Volume 22 Issue 3 - Publication Date: 1 March 2003
CLAWAR Modularity for Robotic Systems
Gurvinder S. Virk School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT, UK
This paper presents the activities of the CLAWAR TN project to identify the status for the area of applied robotics and how the traditional robotics industry can evolve to meet the wider needs of industry, society and citizens of the future. The modular philosophy that has been developed by the CLAWAR partnership using the concept of the interaction space is presented. This identifies the different types of inter-connections needed to design the components for achieving the connectivities and functionalities required for the robotic systems for specific applications. The results on the technical tasks carried out over the four years of the project are summarized and the current and future works of CLAWAR are also described.
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