This volume contains the Proceedings of the 3rd IFToMM Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics, held in Aalborg, Denmark, 2-4 June, 2015. The book contains papers on recent advances in the design of mechanisms and their robotic applications. It treats the following topics: mechanism design, mechanics of robots, parallel manipulators, actuators and their control, linkage and industrial manipulators, innovative mechanisms/robots and their applications, among others. The book can be used by researchers and engineers in the relevant areas of mechanisms, machines and robotics.
Dedicated to advanced mechanism design, which is not covered by other books
Provides state-of-the-art mechanism and design theories, methods, and applications for robotics
Combines mechanisms and robotics
Preface.- Linkage and Manipulators.- Finger mechanisms for robotic hands.- Dimensional Synthesis of One-Jointed Multi-Fingered Hands.- A Modular Shape-Adaptive Mechanism for Robust Robotic Grasping.- Mass equivalent dyads.- A Light Weight Arm Designed with Modular Joints.- Dynamic balancing conditions of planar parallel manipulators.- Design and Characterization of a New 5-DOF Arc Welding Robot Optimization of Grinding Parameters for Twist Drill in Biglide Parallel Machine.- Kinematics and Singularity Analysis of a 3-RRR Planar Hybrid Mechanism.- A Method to Estimate the Encoder Dependent Repeatability of General Serial Manipulators.- Innovative mechanism/robot and their applications.- Designing and Implementing an Interactive Social Robot from Off-the-shelf Components.- Portable Design and Range of Motion Control for an Ankle Rehabilitation Mechanism Capable of Adjusting to Changes in Joint Axis.- Dynamic Modeling and Torque Distribution of a Climbing Hexapod Robot.- Development and Simulation of an Automated Twistlock Handling Robot System.- Grinding Methodology Research for Helical Drill Based on the Biglide Parallel Grinder.- Actuators and Control.- Towards Safe Robotic Surgical Systems.- A Comprehensive Analytical Model and Experimental Validation of Z-shaped Electrothermal Microactuators.- Optimising Configurations of KUKA LWR4+ Manipulator for Calibration with Optical CMM.- Key Parameters Optimization of A Novel Tubular Double Excitation Windings Linear Switched Reluctance Motor.- Optimizing tracking performance of XY repositioning system with ILC.- Mechanism Design.- Shift Strategy for Railway Vehicle Transmissions.- Research and Analysis on transmission error of RV reducer used in robot.- Structural design and kinematic analysis of moving mechanism of insulator inspection robot.- Atlas Motion Platform Full-scale Prototype Design.- Simulation of Kinematic Pairs in the Calculation Mechanisms by Finite Element Method.- Mechanics of Robots.- Compliance Control and Design for Intelligent Lunar Robots.- Design Analysis and Dynamic Modeling of a High-speed 3T1R Pick-and-Place Parallel Robot.- Dynamic Characteristics of Two Cylinders' Joint Surfaces Based on Fractal Theory.- Modular system with varying contact elements for a reconfigurable parallel robot.- Study on Nonlinear Dynamics of RV Transmission System Used in Robot Joints.- Compliance Modeling and Error Compensation of a 3-Parallelogram Lightweight Robotic Arm.- A Design Method of Thin-Walled and Four-Point Contact Ball Bearings of Industrial Robots.- On the Elastostatics of Spherical Parallel Machines with Curved Links.- Accuracy Analysis of a Tripod Parallel Grinder.- General purpose software to solve the inverse dynamics and compute the internal efforts of non-redundant planar mechanisms.- Dynamic Modeling of Flexible Robot Manipulators - Acceleration-based Discrete Time Transfer Matrix Method.- Comparative study on the kinematic and static performance of two 1T2R parallel manipulators.- Parallel Manipulators.- Forward kinematic model of a new spherical parallel manipulator used as a master device.- Kinematics of a 6 DOFs manipulator with interchangeable translation and rotation motions.- Schoenflies Mode and Self-motions of a 2-RUU Parallel Manipulator.- Singularity Analysis of 2R1P Spherical Parallel Mechanisms.- Kinematics Analysis of 5-rod Car Suspension Mechanism with Singularities.