Topological Reconfiguration Planning for a Variable Topology Truss

Variable Topology Trusses (VTT) are a new class of self-reconfigurable robot. A VTT consists of linear actuators for the truss members, which are joined at the truss nodes by a special reconfigurable spherical joint. The VTT can reconfigure by merging and splitting these truss nodes. This article covers the contributions of our journal article about …

Polygon-based Random Tree Search Planning for Variable Geometry Truss Robot

Variable Topology Truss (VTT) is an improved Variable Geometry Truss that can change its topology. We designed the VTT as an octahedron shape by considering topology reconfiguration. The most important task of VTT is locomotion to a random goal position. Previously we used Rapid Random Tree (RRT) to find a trajectory of the center of …

Motion Planning for Variable Topology Truss Modular Robot

Featured on Wevolver.com! Variable topology truss (VTT) is a self-reconfigurable modular truss robot. Similar to other types of truss robots, a VTT is composed of multiple members or edge modules which are the beam elements in the truss and nodes that are the connections among members, and can achieve high structural efficiency, change its shape …