Emmanuel Charpentier wrote:
> Bernard Hughes wrote:
> > Emmanuel Charpentier wrote:
> > > Bernard Hughes wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hmm. Maybe Lego blocks have more potential than I thought. Don't have time to try
> > > > this out right now though. Pity.
> > >
> > > You need to take a look at this project:
> > > http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~robodyne/stellar/
> > >
> > idea of building a macro assembler out of a diminishing series of half sized
> > components. Came up with the same notion myself some time back. The designer doesn't
> > address problems of positioning or error detection. So I think his claims are rather
> > over-hyped.
> I think he hasn't really addressed the problem. As I see it, it's
> mostly a software problem: what Operating System do you use :-)? Fractal
> shape changing robots would probably need a fractal OS, every part would
> need to have a behavior relative to its surrounding, as well as a link
> to a more general control mechanism.
The Fractal Shape Changing Robot does project the use of a Fractal Operating System.