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Robot Hormones

Posted 1 Jun 2004 at 19:21 UTC by steve Share This

In a new Dallas Morning News article, columnist Tom Siegfried compares the reconfigurable robots of the CONRO project with the reconfiguration of human responses caused by hormones. The snake-like CONRO robots can change their shape as needed to perform different tasks. The robots are composed of interlocking modules built on R/C servos and controlled by a 68HC12 board. Each module has yaw and pitch servos as well as one active connector and several passive connectors. The robot can reassemble its modules as needed to change shapes. CONRO is yet another project of the USC Polymorphic Robotics Lab, the same folks mentioned in our earlier story about Zero-G robotics.

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