In this paper we explore the implementation of autonomous robotic scaffolding using custom basic building blocks and intelligent scaffolding blocks. The scaffolding blocks interact with each other on the same level of authority in order to coordinate with the robot driving on top of them to construct a structure autonomously, following different building algorithms. While the robot itself remains fairly simple and unintelligent, the scaffolding blocks communicate as a swarm in order to direct it, resulting in a dynamic swarm of scaffolding blocks capable of self organization and construction optimization.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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