ReviewCOLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR

A review of collective robotic construction

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Science Robotics  13 Mar 2019:
Vol. 4, Issue 28, eaau8479
DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aau8479

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Abstract

The increasing need for safe, inexpensive, and sustainable construction, combined with novel technological enablers, has made large-scale construction by robot teams an active research area. Collective robotic construction (CRC) specifically concerns embodied, autonomous, multirobot systems that modify a shared environment according to high-level user-specified goals. CRC tightly integrates architectural design, the construction process, mechanisms, and control to achieve scalability and adaptability. This review gives a comprehensive overview of research trends, open questions, and performance metrics.

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