Alexander Spinos

Position: Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Self-Reconfigurable Robots, Truss Robots

Office: PERCH

Email: spinos at


A. Spinos, D. Carroll, T. Kientz, and M. Yim, “Topological reconfiguration planning for a variable topology truss,” Journal of mechanisms and robotics, 2021. [Link] [Bibtex]

S. Jeong, B. Kim, S. Park, E. Park, A. Spinos, D. Carroll, T. Tsabedze, Y. Weng, T. Seo, M. Yim, F. C. Park, and J. Kim, “Variable topology truss: hardware overview, reconfiguration planning and locomotion,” in 2018 15th international conference on ubiquitous robots (ur), 2018. [Link] [Bibtex]

A. Spinos and M. Yim, “Towards a variable topology truss for shoring,” in Ubiquitous robots and ambient intelligence (urai), 2017 14th international conference on, 2017, p. 244–249. [Download] [Bibtex]

A. Spinos, D. Carroll, T. Kientz, and M. Yim, “Variable topology truss: design and analysis,” in 2017 ieee/rsj international conference on intelligent robots and systems (iros), Vancouver, Canada, 2017. [Download] [Bibtex]


Variable Topology Truss: Concept, Design and Analysis

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. [Read post] [VTT tagged posts]