Advances in Mechanisms, Robotics and Design Education and Research

  • Vijay Kumar
  • James Schmiedeler
  • S. V. Sreenivasan
  • Hai-Jun Su

Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-21
  2. Thomas R. Chase, Gary L. Kinzel, Arthur G. Erdman
    Pages 17-33
  3. Vincent J. Vohnout
    Pages 35-47
  4. Joseph K. Davidson, Samir Savaliya, Jami J. Shah
    Pages 55-66
  5. Ashok Midha, Yuvaraj Annamalai, Sharath K. Kolachalam, Sushrut G. Bapat, Ashish B. Koli
    Pages 95-116
  6. Thomas G. Sugar, Matthew Holgate
    Pages 117-129
  7. M. J. Meissl, B. J. Choi, S. V. Sreenivasan
    Pages 131-144
  8. Q. J. Ge, Ping Zhao, Anurag Purwar
    Pages 145-157
  9. Elias Brassitos, Constantinos Mavroidis
    Pages 159-175
  10. Madhusudan Raghavan
    Pages 177-188
  11. Francisco Geu Flores, Andrés Kecskeméthy
    Pages 189-203
  12. Yash Mulgaonkar, Caitlin Powers, Vijay Kumar
    Pages 205-214
  13. Yangbo Long, David J. Cappelleri
    Pages 215-226
  14. Xiaobo Zhou, Aliakbar Alamdari, Venkat Krovi
    Pages 227-238
  15. Rocco Vertechy, Giovanni Berselli, Vincenzo Parenti Castelli
    Pages 245-250
  16. Patrick M. Wensing, David E. Orin
    Pages 265-274
  17. Muhammad E. Abdallah, Kenneth J. Waldron
    Pages 275-293
  18. James P. Schmiedeler, Lawrence Funke
    Pages 295-304
  19. Anthony G. Schache, Tim W. Dorn, Marcus G. Pandy
    Pages 323-327
  20. Blaine W. Lilly
    Pages 355-370
  21. Shigeo Hirose, Gen Endo, Edwardo F. Fukushima
    Pages 371-385
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 399-400

About this book


This book contains papers on a wide range of topics in the area of kinematics, mechanisms, robotics, and design, addressing new research advances and innovations in design education. The content is divided into  five main categories headed ‘Historical Perspectives’, ‘Kinematics and Mechanisms’, ‘Robotic Systems’, ‘Legged Locomotion’, and ‘Design Engineering Education’. Contributions take the form of survey articles, historical perspectives, commentaries on trends on education or research, original research contributions, and papers on design education.


This volume celebrates the achievements of Professor Kenneth Waldron who has made innumerable and invaluable contributions to these fields in the last fifty years. His leadership and his pioneering work have influenced thousands of people in this discipline.


Design Education Kinematics Mechanisms Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Kumar
    • 1
  • James Schmiedeler
    • 2
  • S. V. Sreenivasan
    • 3
  • Hai-Jun Su
    • 4
  1. 1., School of Engineering andUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2., Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA
  3. 3., Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  4. 4., Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00397-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00398-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0984
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0992
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