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Proceedings of EUCOMES 08

The Second European Conference on Mechanism Science

  • Marco Ceccarelli


  • Proceedings of the only European conference event in the field of Mechanism Science

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Flavio Russo, Cesare Rossi, Ferruccio Russo
    Pages 1-9
  3. Argyris S. Papadogiannis, Marilena C. Tsakoumaki, Thomas G. Chondros
    Pages 11-19
  4. Thomas G. Chondros
    Pages 21-28
  5. A.S. Papadogiannis, N.S. Papadogianni, A. Carabelas, S. Tsitomeneas, P. Kyraggelos, T.G. Chondros
    Pages 29-36
  6. Mikel Diez, Víctor Petuya, Mónica Urízar, Alfonso Hernández
    Pages 69-76
  7. Giovanni Bonandrini, Giovanni Mimmi, Carlo Rottenbacher
    Pages 77-85
  8. Igor Fernández de Bustos, Josu Agirrebeitia, Rafael Avilés
    Pages 87-93
  9. G. Ualiyev, Assylbek Jomartov
    Pages 95-99
  10. Hans-Peter Schröcker, Bert Jüttler, Martin Aigner
    Pages 109-116
  11. Martin Pfurner
    Pages 117-124
  12. Cristina Castejón, Giuseppe Carbone, Juan Carlos García Prada, Marco Ceccarelli
    Pages 139-147
  13. Shuangji Yao, Marco Ceccarelli, Giuseppe Carbone, Zhen Lu
    Pages 149-157

About these proceedings


This volume contains most of the papers presented at EUCOMES 2008, the Second
European Conference on Mechanism Science.

The contributions have been grouped in sessions on Theoretical and Computational Kinematics, History of Mechanism Science, Design Algorithms, Mechanism Designs, Mechanical Transmissions, Gearing Systems, Manipulators, Linkages, Mechanics of Robots, Experimental Mechanics, Dynamics of Multibody Systems, Industrial Applications, and Non Industrial Applications. However, the topics are not limited to these subsections only but reflect the wide range of Mechanism Science.

It is hoped that this collection of papers will continue to stimulate research and consolidate the opportunities the conference created to share experiences and discuss scientific achievements and current trends in Mechanism Science (especially) in Europe.

Indexed in Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S)


Session Trend algorithms control friction identification industrial robot kinematics mobile robot modeling multibody system optimization parallel robot robot service robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Ceccarelli
    • 1
  1. 1.LARM: Laboratory of Robotics and MechatronicsDiMSAT at University of Cassino03043 Cassino (Fr)Italy

About the editors

Marco Ceccarelli was born in Rome in 1958. He received the mechanical engineer degree cum laude in 1982 at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome. At the same University he completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics in 1988. In 1987 he was visiting scholar at Stanford University, U.S.A., and in 1990 he received a CNR-NATO annual grant as visiting professor at the Technical University of Valencia, Spain. Since 1990 he teaches courses on Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms, and Mechanics of Robots at the School ofEngineering at the University of Cassino. Since 1996 he is Director ofLARM, the Laboratory ofRobotics and Mechatronics of DiMSAT, the Department of Mechanics, Structures, Environment and Territory at the University of Cassino. Since 2001 he has been appointed Full Professor of Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms at the University of Cassino. From 2003 to 2005 he has been Vice Director of DiMSAT.
He is member of ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers), AIMETA (Italian Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics), AEIM (Spanish Society of Mechanical Engineers), SRI (Italian Association of Robotics and Automation), IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), FeIbIM (Iberoamerican Federation for Mechanical Engineering).
From 1998 to 2004 he has been Chairman ofthe Permanent Commission for History of Machine and Mechanism Science of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Machine and Mechanism Science, and currently he is still a member. He is also member of the IFToMM Commission for Robotics. He is Chairman of the Commission for Mechatronics of FeIbIM, Federaciôn Iberoamericana de kigenieria Mecànica. He is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of MUSME, IFToMM-FeIblM International Conference on Mechatronics and Multibody Systems. He is member of scientific Committees for several conferences, like RAAD, Romansy, CK; he is associate editor for the journal Transactions of CSME (the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers); he has served as associated editor for Mechanism and Machine Theory; he has served as reviewer for several international conferences and journals; he has served as reviewer for national and international projects for Italian and foreign agencies. He has given invited lectures and short courses in many countries. He has carried out consulting activity for companies and in industrial plants on problems regarding with Automation and Robotics. He has been Scientific Editor for the Proceedings of HMM 2000 and HMM2004, International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms. He has been Chairman for HMM 2000 and 2004 that have been held in Cassino; he has been Co-Chairman for MUSME in 2002 in Mexico City and in 2005 in Uberlandia, Brazil. He has been Chairman for RAAD International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria Danube Region held in Cassino in 1997 and 2003. He has been Chairman for CK2005, IFToMM International Workshop on Computational Kinematics that has been held in Cassino in 2005. He has written the book ‘Fundamentals of Mechanics of Robotic Manipulation’ published by Kiuwer/Springer in 2004.
In November 2003 he has received the Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from UNI, National University of Lima, Peru, as recognizing his academic and scientific career, and his support to the activity of UNI in Mechatronic Engineering.
He has been indicated as Coordinator of the Commission for Research of GMA, Italian National Group for Mechanics of Machinery for the period 2002-2006. He has been elected Secretary- General of IFToMM for the term 2004-2007.
His research interests cover aspects of Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (TMM) and Mechanics ofRobots. Specific subjects ofhis interest are Analysis andDesign ofWorkspace and Manipulation; Mechanical Design of Manipulators, Legged Robots, and Grippers; Mechanics of Grasp; History of TMM; and Mechanism Design.
He is author or co-author of more than three hundreds, which have been presented at Conferences or published in national and international journals.
More information at the web page:; bitp://webuser.unics.i1/ceccarelli

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