eBook Advances in Mechanisms, Robotics and Design Education and Research, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319003984
  • ISBN-13: 9783319003986
  • DDC: 620.0042
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This book contains papers on a wide range of topics in the area of kinematics, mechanisms, robotics, and design, addressing new research advances and innovations in design education. The content is divided into  five main categories headed ’Historical Perspectives’, ’Kinematics and Mechanisms’, ’Robotic Systems’, ’Legged Locomotion’, and ’Design Engineering Education’. Contributions take the form of survey articles, historical perspectives, commentaries on trends on education or research, original research contributions, and papers on design education. This volume celebrates the achievements of Professor Kenneth Waldron who has made innumerable and invaluable contributions to these fields in the last fifty years. His leadership and his pioneering work have influenced thousands of people in this discipline.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
My Professional Career: A Summary.
1: Historical Perspective.
2: Design for Inclusivity: Meaningful Collaboration with Differences.
3: Computer Aided Mechanism Synthesis: A Historical Perspective.
4: An Excellent Adventure.
5: Mechanisms and Robotics at the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences – The Waldron Years 1986–2012.
6: Kinematics and Mechanisms.
7: Screws and Robotics for Metrology.
8: Mobility Analysis and Type Synthesis with Screw Theory: From Rigid Body Linkages to Compliant Mechanisms.
9: How Far are Compliant Mechanisms from Rigid-body Mechanisms and Stiff Structures?.
10: On a Compliant Mechanism Design Methodology Using the Synthesis with Compliance Approach for Coupled and Uncoupled Systems.
11: Understanding Speed and Force Ratios for Compliant Mechanisms.
12: Precision Flexure Mechanisms in High Speed Nanopatterning Systems.
13: Decomposition of Planar Burmester Problems Using Kinematic Mapping.
14: Kinematics Analysis and Design Considerations of the Gear Bearing Drive.
15: A Short Story on Long Pinions.
16: Robotic Systems.
17: Time-Optimal Path Planning for the General Waiter Motion Problem.
18: Kinematic Analysis of Quadrotors with Manufacturing Errors.
19: Omnicopter: A Novel Overactuated Micro Aerial Vehicle.
20: Articulated Wheeled Vehicles: Back to the Future?.
21: A Robotic Mobile Platform for Application in Automotive Production Environment.
22: Electro-Elastic Model for Dielectric Elastomers.
23: Designing Positive Tension for Wire-Actuated Parallel Manipulators.
24: Legged Locomotion.
25: Control of Humanoid Hopping Based on a SLIP Model.
26: Duty Factor and Leg Stiffness Models for the Design of Running Bipeds.
27: Unfinished Business: Impulsive Models of Quadrupedal Running Gaits.
28: Automatic Full Body Inverse Dynamic Analysis Based on Personalized Body Model and MoCap Data.
29: Lower-Limb Muscle Function in Human Running.
30: Design Education and Research.
31: Toward Broader Education in Control System Design for Mechanical Engineers: Actuation System Selection and Controller Co-design.
32: Biologically Oriented Subjects in European Master on Advanced Robotics – Sharing the Teaching Experience.
33: From the Tool Room to the Class Room.
34: Project-Based Learning in Engineering through Street Performance Robot Contest.
35: Research and Science Educations of Lu Ban's Horse Carriages.
Author Index.