This dissertation primarily focuses on robotic self-replication including a theoretical framework and quantitative measures that can be applied to self-replicating systems. A new descriptive model for physical replicating systems is introduced based on three sets of components: an initial functional system, a set of resources, and a set of external elements. Robotic self-replication is viewed as a process by which an initial functional robot duplicates itself given a set of resource modules in a bounded environment.The circuit diagram of the barcode reader is shown. Every module shares the same power source in M5 124 6.11 M5: Module 5 with the circuit diagram of 5V power source and a LEGOTM touch sensor. M5 contains 4 AA size batteries and anbsp;...
|Title||:||Robots that Duplicate Themselves: Theoretical Principles and Physical Demonstrations|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|