Identifying opportunities for the design of innovative reconfigurable robotics

Ricardo Sosa, Kristin L. Wood, Rajesh Elara Mohan

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Abstract

The creative design of reconfigurable robots presents challenges that can be tackled by the application of transformation principles for innovative design. This paper extends previous work in the systematic extraction of transformation principles in mechanical systems and reports new results that apply to the design of innovative reconfigurable robotics. Definitions of key terms are revised and a deductive research approach is used to expand and complement the conceptual classification of design operators (principles, facilitators and guidelines) based on semantic analysis of lexical structure, written and spoken conventions. The aim of this work is to produce a comprehensive taxonomy and semantic representation that can be used in the systematic identification of opportunities for the design of innovative solutions in reconfigurable robotics. This semantically robust, comprehensive and cross-domain conceptual taxonomy is tested in the mapping of large knowledge bases, demonstrating its potential to characterize large solution spaces and to identify new opportunities for the design of innovative solutions. Specialized assessments in the area of robotics and design show that this method successfully captures the qualitative reasoning of seasoned practitioners and has a clear potential to inform the design of innovative transformer designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Biennial International Conference on Dynamics for Design; 26th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology
Place of PublicationBuffalo, USA
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages1 - 8
Number of pages8
Volume7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791846407
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-4640-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) 2014 - Buffalo, United States of America
Duration: 17 Aug 201420 Aug 2014
Conference number: 34th
http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/volume.aspx?volumeid=16850

Conference

ConferenceASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) 2014
Abbreviated titleIDETC/CIE 2014
CountryUnited States of America
CityBuffalo
Period17/08/1420/08/14
OtherVolume 1A: 34th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
August 17–20, 2014, Buffalo, New York, USA

ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Volume 7: 2nd Biennial International Conference on Dynamics for Design; 26th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology
Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17–20, 2014
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