Date of Original Version
Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Forum 2006, May, 2006.
Abstract or Table of Contents
We examine how modular robots can be used to enable remote robotic construction of planetary and orbital outposts. Each modular robot, called a catom, contains sufficient actuation, adhesion, control, and power to allow it to function as part of an ensemble of similar units. We describe the catom design and construction as well as initial experiments carried out to verify the system.