Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

ScienceDaily | Oct 16, 2019 at 4:59 PM
  • It’s now reached the point that prototype versions of such robots can assemble small structures and even work together as a team to build up a larger assemblies.
  • The simple devices move around like inchworms, advancing along a row of voxels by repeatedly opening and closing their V-shaped bodies to move from one to the next.
  • Jenett has built several versions of the assemblers as proof-of-concept designs, along with corresponding voxel designs featuring latching mechanisms to easily attach or detach each one from its neighbors.