Diffusive dynamics and jamming in ensembles of robots with variable friction

A. D. Rozenblit, V. A. Porvatov, D. A. Petrova, I. S. Khakhalin, K. P. Kotlyar, G. Yu Gritsenko, A. A. Evreiskaya, M. F. Lebedeva, E. I. Kretov, D. S. Filonov, A. Souslov, N. A. Olekhno*

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In the present paper, we experimentally study the diffusive dynamics in ensembles of self-propelled and self-rotating bristle-bots. Considering the dependence of the system dynamics on the packing density of robots as well as on the friction between individual robots, we show that the friction slightly affects the diffusive dynamics but leads to a significant change in the jamming transition corresponding to the formation of rigid clusters of robots.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012201
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 28 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International School and Conference "SaintPetersburg OPEN 2020" on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020


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