Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I

  • Jian S Dai
  • Matteo Zoppi
  • Xianwen Kong
Conference proceedings

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

  4. Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Dongming Gan, Jian S. Dai, Jorge Dias, Lakmal Seneviratne
      Pages 259-268
    3. Huiping Shen, Tongzhu Yu, Jiaming Deng, Zheng Wang, Tingli Yang
      Pages 269-284
    4. Shiu Hang Ip, Chao Chen, Richard P. H. Chen, Denny Oetomo
      Pages 285-293
    5. Allan Daniel Finistauri, Fengfeng Xi
      Pages 295-307
    6. Ketao Zhang, Evangelos Emmanouil, Yuefa Fang, Jian S. Dai
      Pages 309-319
    7. Luis de Leonardo, Matteo Zoppi, Li Xiong, Serena Gagliardi, Rezia Molfino
      Pages 321-331
    8. Yan Jin, Zhuming Bi, Colm Higgins, Mark Price, Weihai Chen, Tian Huang
      Pages 343-354
    9. Ernesto Rodriguez-Leal, Jian S. Dai, Gordon R. Pennock
      Pages 355-369
    10. Jun Zhang, Hai-Wei Luo, Tian Huang
      Pages 371-377
    11. Zheng Gao, Rui Su, Jianting Zhao, Hongrui Wang
      Pages 379-387
    12. Shahram Mohseni-Vahed, Yun Qin
      Pages 389-397
  5. Bio-Reconfiguration Techniques and Biomedical Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Shannon Zirbel, Shane Curtis, Rachel Bradshaw, Luke Duffield, Greg Teichert, Nicholas Williams et al.
      Pages 401-409
    3. Nikos C. Karavas, Nikos G. Tsagarakis, Jody Saglia, Darwin G. Galdwell
      Pages 411-421
    4. Rongjie Kang, David T. Branson, Emanuele Guglielmino, Darwin G. Caldwell
      Pages 423-432
    5. Linan Zhang, Shuxin Wang, Jianmin Li, Xiaofei Wang, Chao He, Jinxing Qu
      Pages 433-442
    6. Chaochao Cheng, Shan Jiang, Jun Liu, Jinlong Lou
      Pages 443-453
    7. Cheng Liu, Xiuli Zhang, Dongdong Li, Kunling Zhou
      Pages 455-463
    8. Chao He, Shuxin Wang, Xiaofei Wang, Anlin Zhang, Dongchun Liu
      Pages 465-476
    9. Jichun Li, Jelizaveta Zirjakova, Wei Yao, Kaspar Althoefer, Prokar Dasgupta, Lakmal D Seneviratne
      Pages 477-485
    10. Hai-Jun Su, Carlos Ernesto Castro, Alexander Edison Marras, Michael Hudoba
      Pages 487-500
    11. Ferdinando Cannella, Jian S. Dai, Daniele Clari
      Pages 501-511

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

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