2009-06-22:Hamburg:Introduction to the locomotion of limbless modular robots

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  • Title: "Introduction to the locomotion of limbless modular robots"
  • Speaker: Juan González
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Place: TAMS Group. Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Science. University of Hamburg. Germany
  • Date: Jun, 19th 2009
  • Description: Seminar for the students of the "Modular robotics course"



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Some of the videos shown during the talk:


  • Houxiang Zhang, Juan González-Gómez, Jianwei Zhang. "A New Application of Modular Robots on Analysis of Caterpillar-like Locomotion". Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, Malaga, Spain, 14-17 April. (PDF)
  • Houxiang Zhang, S.Y. Chen, Juan Gonzalez-Gomez, Jianwei Zhang. "Embedded Intelligent Capability of a Modular Robotic System".Proceeding of IEEE Robio2008, Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 2008. (PDF)
  • Houxiang Zhang, Juan Gonzalez-Gomez, Zhizhu Xie, Sheng Cheng, Jianwei Zhang. Development of a Low-cost Flexible Modular Robot GZ-I. Proceeding of 2008 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronlics, pp. 223-228, Xi'an, China, 4 - 7 June. (PDF)
  • Juan Gonzalez-Gomez. Modular robotics and locomotion: Application to limbless robots. Ph.D. Dissertation. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. November-2008. (More information)
  • J. Gonzalez-Gomez, Houxiang Zhang and Eduardo Boemo, Locomotion Principles of 1D Topology Pitch and Pitch-Yaw-Connecting Modular Robots. Chapter 24 of the Book: Bioinspiration and Robotics: Walking and Climbing Robots. pp.403-428. Published by Advanced Robotics Systems International and I-Tech Education and Publishing. Vienna, Austria. September 2007. (PDF) (More information)
  • J. González-Gómez, I. González , FJ. Gómez-Arribas and E. Boemo,Evaluation of a locomotion algorithm for worm-like robots on FPGA-embedded processors. In Lecture Notes in computer Science, vol.3985, pp. 24-29. (PDF) (More information)
  • J. Gonzalez-Gomez, Houxiang Zhang, Eduardo Boemo and Jianwei Zhang, Locomotion Capabilities of a Modular Robot with Eight Pitch-Yaw-Connecting Modules,Proc. of the 9th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots. Clawar06, pp. 150-157. Brussels, September 2006. (PDF) (More information)
  • Gonzalez-Gomez, J. and Boemo, E. Motion of Minimal Configurations of a Modular Robot: Sinusoidal, Lateral Rolling and Lateral Shift, Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots. CLAWAR, pp. 667-674. London, September 2005. (PDF) (More information)
  • Gonzalez-Gomez, J, Aguayo E. and Boemo E.,Locomotion of a Modular Worm-like Robot using a FPGA-based embedded MicroBlaze Soft-processor, Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots, CLAWAR 2004, pp. 869-878, CSIC, Madrid (spain). September, 2004. (PDF) (More information)



  • I would like to thant to Dr. Houxiang Zhang from the TAMS group for inviting me to give this seminar. Thank you very much


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