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Proceedings of the 2020 USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics

  • Pierre Larochelle
  • J. Michael McCarthy
Conference proceedings USCToMM MSR 2020

Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. P. A. Simionescu, Mircea Neagoe
    Pages 20-30
  3. Neeraj Shidore, Madhusudan Raghavan
    Pages 31-40
  4. Gennady A. Timofeev, Olga V. Egorova, Darya M. Chernyshova
    Pages 41-52
  5. Nicolas Runge, Ryan Twedt, Wade Olson, Sterling Berg, Isaac Smithee, Todd Letcher et al.
    Pages 53-67
  6. Latifah Nurahmi, Manfred Husty, Dongming Gan
    Pages 68-77
  7. Mircea Neagoe, Codruta Jaliu, Radu Saulescu, Petru A. Simionescu
    Pages 106-115
  8. Olga V. Egorova, Nikolay N. Barbashov
    Pages 116-125
  9. Nicolas Mouazé, Thanh Nguyen, Lionel Birglen
    Pages 126-136
  10. Lance P. Hyatt, Jacob R. Greenwood, Jared J. Butler, Spencer P. Magleby, Larry L. Howell
    Pages 149-159
  11. Andrew Murray, J. Michael McCarthy
    Pages 172-178
  12. Sreeshankar Satheeshbabu, Girish Krishnan
    Pages 179-195
  13. Jiayi Liu, Randy C. Hoover, Jeff S. McGough
    Pages 196-205
  14. Jeffrey Glabe, J. Michael McCarthy
    Pages 206-215

About these proceedings


This volume gathers the latest fundamental research contributions, innovations, and applications in the field of design and analysis of complex robotic mechanical systems, machines, and mechanisms, as presented by leading international researchers at the 1st USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics (USCToMM MSR 2020), held in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA on May 14-16, 2020. It covers highly diverse topics, including soft, wearable and origami robotic systems; applications to walking, flying, climbing, underground, swimming and space systems; human rehabilitation and performance augmentation; design and analysis of mechanisms and machines; human-robot collaborative systems; service robotics; mechanical systems and robotics education; and the commercialization of mechanical systems and robotics. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting and impactful research results that will inspire novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary research collaborations among researchers from around the globe.


Wearable Robotics Service Robots Human-Robot Collaboration Human Rehabilitation Performance Augmentation Space Systems Soft Robotics Robotics Education USCToMM MSR

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Larochelle
    • 1
  • J. Michael McCarthy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA
  2. 2.University of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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