M-Tran – The Real Transformers

M-TRAN (Modular Transformer) is a self-reconfigurable modular robot that has been developed by AIST and Tokyo-Tech since 1998. A number of M-TRAN modules can form

  • a 3-D structure which changes its own configuration
  • a 3-D structure which generates smaller robots
  • a multi-DOF robot which flexibly locomotes
  • a robot which metamorphoses


It seems to be a very interesting topic.