Preliminary Design Review (PDR) | Symbiotic Multi-Agent Construction (SMAC) 3.0

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             Robotics Engineering Department

                  Preliminary Design Review (PDR)

         Symbiotic Multi-Agent Construction (SMAC) 3.0

                                         Tuesday, February 7, 2023
                                                3:00PM - 4:00PM
                                           Unity Hall - Room 150E

Abstract:  Swarm robotic solutions have the potential to solve many of the dangers and issues current construction practices have today. By having many robots working on a single project, construction can be completed in a fast and efficient manner. The overall intent for this project is to design a versatile robotic swarm system capable of autonomously constructing complex structures by means of inchworm-like linkage robots and standardized interconnected “smart” blocks. This project introduces a new backbone linkage system in the blocks and improved stigmergic control that builds upon the groundwork established by past iterations of the project such that the system is capable of constructing higher-complexity structures. This system will come with a complete algorithm capable of detecting if any structure is stable during and after construction while building the blueprints to be propagated among the blocks.

Team members:
   Jacob Leavitt

   Kayla Lepping

   Jose Rivera

   Brian Shin

Advisors: Professor Carlo Pinciroli and Professor Greg Lewin



Robotics Engineering