Claytronics By: Neeraj Agarwal E.C. 3rd (B)
CONTENTS • Introduction • Catoms • Moore’s Law • Components of catom: Hardware • Functioning • Motion study • Software • Applications
What is Claytronics? CLAYTRONICS!
Catoms Catoms = claytronic atoms Self Assembly of catoms Synthetic Reality • Catoms: less than a millimeter in size For high resolution applications millimeter scale catoms are required that are electro statically actuated and self contained
Role of Moore’s Law Claytronic technology has become possible because of Moore's Law • Moore's Law: A long-term trend in the history of computing hardware, in which number of transistors placed inexpensively on an IC has doubled (approx) every two years
COMPONENTS OF CATOM: HARDWARES • CPU • A display • Sensors • Battery • Communication network • Programmable adhesives
Functioning of Catoms • The required data is communicated to each catom. • The catoms communicate with each other in an ensemble and compute state information. • Catoms move in three dimensions relative to each other using on board power and adhere to each other to form a three dimensional shape.
SOFTWARES • MELD, a declarative language. • Locally distributed predicates (LDP), a reactive programming language.
Shape Shifting Furniture! Change the shape of furniture and the wall paintings according to preferences from time to time!
CLAYTRONICS in the field of MEDICINE Captured Reproduced 1.Capture 3D object 2.Encode 3D model 3.Transmit data
Revolution in Communication One Dimensional Two Dimensional Three Dimensional