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Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots II

  • Xilun Ding
  • Xianwen Kong
  • Jian S. Dai
  • Includes representative research achievements on reconfigurable mechanisms and robots in recent years

  • Indicates development trends in reconfigurable mechanisms and robots

  • Numerous novel reconfigurable mechanisms can be applied directly in designing new robots and machines

Conference proceedings

Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 36)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shengnan Lu, Dimiter Zlatanov, Xilun Ding, Matteo Zoppi, Simon D. Guest
      Pages 3-14
    3. Ketao Zhang, Andreas Müller, Jian S. Dai
      Pages 15-25
    4. Xiuyun He, Xianwen Kong, Guangbo Hao, James Ritchie
      Pages 27-37
    5. A. Müller, K. Zhang, J. S. Dai
      Pages 39-47
    6. Liping Zhang, Xiaoyang Tong, Tian Ji, Guibing Pang
      Pages 61-71
  3. Topology, Kinematics and Design of Reconfigurable Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ferdinando Cannella, Mariapaola Dimperio, Carlo Canali, Nahian Rahman, Fei Chen, Daniele Catelani et al.
      Pages 95-106
    3. Hongwei Guo, Zhongjie Li, Rongqiang Liu, Zongquan Deng
      Pages 117-126
    4. Jianguo Cai, Ruijun Ma, Jian Feng, Ya Zhou, Xiaowei Deng
      Pages 143-151
    5. Lin Zhang, Ganwei Cai, Kaijun Zhu, Xiaochun Wang, Zhijie Li
      Pages 165-173
  4. Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187

About these proceedings


This book presents the most recent advances in the research and applications of reconfigurable mechanisms and robots. It collects 93 independently reviewed papers presented at the Third ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2015) held in Beijing, China, 20-22 July 2015.

The conference papers are organized into seven parts to cover the reconfiguration theory, topology, kinematics and design of reconfigurable mechanisms including reconfigurable parallel mechanisms. The most recent results on reconfigurable robots are presented including their analysis, design, simulation and control. Bio-inspired mechanisms are also explored in the challenging fields of rehabilitation and minimally invasive surgery. This book further addresses deployable mechanisms and origami-inspired mechanisms and showcases a wide range of successful applications of reconfigurable mechanisms and robots.

Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots II should be of interest for researchers, engineers and postgraduate students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics. 


Metamorphic Mechanisms Origami-inspired Mechanisms ReMAR 2015 Reconfigurable Mechanisms Reconfigurable Robot Variable Topology

Editors and affiliations

  • Xilun Ding
    • 1
  • Xianwen Kong
    • 2
  • Jian S. Dai
    • 3
  1. 1.Beihang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Kings College LondonStrandLONDON WC2R 2LSUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots II
  • Editors Xilun Ding
    Xianwen Kong
    Jian S. Dai
  • Series Title Mechanisms and Machine Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Mechan. Machine Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-23326-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36849-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-23327-7
  • Series ISSN 2211-0984
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-0992
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 1117
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Machinery and Machine Elements
    Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
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