IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Electrostatic latching for inter-module adhesion, power transfer, and communication in modular robots

2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Author(s): M.E. Karagozler ; J.D. Campbell ; G.K. Fedder ; S.C. Goldstein ; M.P. Weller ; B.W. Yoon
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 October 2007
Conference Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Conference Date: 29 October 2007
Page(s): 2,779 - 2,786
ISBN (CD): 978-1-4244-0912-9
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-0911-2
DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2007.4399492
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A simple and robust inter-module latch is possibly the most important component of a modular robotic system. This paper describes a latch based on electric fields and capacitive coupling. Our... View More

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