Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I [electronic resource] / edited by Jian S Dai, Matteo Zoppi, Xianwen Kong.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: XVII, 880 p. 569 illus., 23 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781447141419Subject(s): Engineering | Machinery | Production of electric energy or power | Engineering | Robotics and Automation | Manufacturing, Machines, Tools | Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and NetworksAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.892 LOC classification: TJ210.2-211.495T59.5Online resources: Click here to access online
Part I Reconfiguration Theory -- Part II Topology, kinematics and Design of Reconfigurable Mechanisms -- Part III Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanisms -- Part IV Bio-Reconfiguration Techniques and Biomedical Devices -- Part V Analysis and Design of Reconfigurable Robots -- Part VI Control of Reconfigurable Robots -- Part VII Deployable Mechanisms and Applications of Reconfigurable Mechanisms.
Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I provides a selection of key papers presented in The Second ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2012) held on 9th -11th July 2012 in Tianjin, China. This ongoing series of conferences will be covered in this ongoing collection of books. A total of seventy-eight papers are divided into seven parts to cover the topology, kinematics and design of reconfigurable mechanisms with the reconfiguration theory, analysis and synthesis, and present the current research and development in the field of reconfigurable mechanisms including reconfigurable parallel mechanisms. In this aspect, the recent study and development of reconfigurable robots are further presented with the analysis and design and with their control and development. The bio-inspired mechanisms and subsequent reconfiguration are explored in the challenging fields of rehabilitation and minimally invasive surgery. Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I further extends the study to deployable mechanisms and foldable devices and introduces applications of reconfigurable mechanisms and robots. The rich-content of Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I brings together new developments in reconfigurable mechanisms and robots and presents a new horizon for future development in the field of reconfigurable mechanisms and robots.