Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Self-Assembly Videos

I just released a movie yesterday on the progress of my work in space self-assembly.

This demonstrates a single assembly step of connecting two beams together. The two robots are connected together by a variable-length tether that holds them together. We call this the "mirror roll" since the robots need to be symmetrically aligned for this to work properly.

This is the first step in assembling a triangle. The ultimate goal is to create trusses out of this method. And eventually large-scale structures.

There was also the previous video of beam docking.


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