Passive self-replication of millimeter-scale parts

Mitsuharu Matsumoto*, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Self replication is a kind of self-assembly in which a desired structure is obtained automatically from simple parts. We propose self-replication not by controlling the parts directly, but by controlling their environment, namely passive self-replication, which makes self-replicating structures by imitating the semi-conservative replication of DNA. The proposed self-replication strategy is available for multiple types of parts by introducing selective surface structures on parts and two different bonding forces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number4745828
    Pages (from-to)385-391
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr


    • Passive self-replication
    • Self-assembly
    • Self-replication
    • Self-reproduction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Control and Systems Engineering


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