Optimizing self-rotating bristle-bots for active matter implementation with robotic swarms

V. A. Porvatov, A. D. Rozenblit, A. A. Dmitriev, O. I. Burmistrov, D. A. Petrova, G. Y. Gritsenko, E. M. Puhtina, E. I. Kretov, D. S. Filonov, A. Souslov, N. A. Olekhno

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Robotic swarms have been recently explored as a versatile and scalable alternative to traditional microscale platforms for experimental studies of active matter. These robotic setups consist of either self-propelled or self-rotating particles. In the present paper, we develop and experimentally realize a swarm of self-rotating bristle-bots suitable for a wide range of active-matter experiments. We focus on optimizing the bristle-bot design and controlling the sliding friction between individual robots.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012202
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2021
Event8th International School and Conference "Saint Petersburg OPEN 2021" on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures, SPbOPEN 2021 - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 25 May 202128 May 2021

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Funding Information:
The experimental part of the work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Grant No. 20-19-00491). A.S. acknowledges the support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through New Investigator Award No. EP/T000961/1.

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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