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Digital Clay modules in the hand of a research scientist. The three dodecahedral modules are first generation prototypes, which are part of a modular robotics project. Each of the module's twelve faces has a connector and computer link, allowing it to attach to other modules and know its orientation in space. Digital Clay modules are being used to test software and hardware communications, which are being implemented in more advanced moving modular robots (PolyBot project) and self-reconfigurable modular robots (Telecube project). Digital Clay modules are being developed at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), USA.
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