Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I

  • Jian S Dai
  • Matteo Zoppi
  • Xianwen Kong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Reconfiguration Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charalampos Valsamos, Vassilis C. Moulianitis, Nikos Aspragathos
      Pages 3-11
    3. Liping Zhang, Jian S. Dai
      Pages 83-93
    4. C. Deters, H. A. Wurdemann, Jian S. Dai, L. D. Seneviratne, K. Althoefer
      Pages 95-103
  3. Topology, Kinematics and Design of Reconfigurable Mechanisms

About these proceedings


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.


Bio-reconfiguration Engineering Kinematics and Dynamics of Reconfiguration Metamorphic Robotics ReMAR 2012 Reconfigurable Manufacturing Reconfigurable Mechanisms Reconfigurable Robots Variable Topology Modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Jian S Dai
    • 1
  • Matteo Zoppi
    • 2
  • Xianwen Kong
    • 3
  1. 1.King's College LondonSuttonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of GenovaGenovaItaly
  3. 3., School of Engineering andHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4140-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4141-9
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