This book introduces interesting topics, from concepts to the latest research, on cellular and micro robotic systems. The cellular robotic system is a self-organizing robotic system composed of a large number of autonomous robotic units, named cells. This idea came from the organic structure of a living body. Several attractive topics in this area are covered, such as swarm intelligence, communications, and robotic mechanisms. The micro robotic system is currently the most fascinating technology. Micro mechanisms, control and intelligence, with respect to this system are treated here. The combination of both technologies will prepare the way for a new paradigm in the field of engineering.
Part 1 Decentralized robotic system. Part 2 Cellular robotics: concept of cellular robotics; optimal structure determination; analysis of communication amount; knowledge allocation; network organization; automatic docking mechanism; future work. Part 3 Micro-robotic system: concept of micro-robotic system; structure of micro-robot; microfabrication; control method; multiple micro-robots; micro-robot being and swarm intelligence; future work.