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Machines, Mechanism and Robotics

Proceedings of iNaCoMM 2017

  • D N Badodkar
  • T A Dwarakanath
  • Presents the proceedings of 3rd International and 18th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM)

  • Written by respected experts in the field

  • Highlights recent advances in theory and industrial applications

Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sandip Patel, S. P. Prabhakar, N. S. Dalal, Saurabh Pathak
    Pages 1-13
  3. Abhishek Kaushik, T A Dwarakanath, Gaurav Bhutani, P. P. K. Venkata, Aliasgar Moiyadi
    Pages 27-38
  4. Surya Dwarakanath, Gaurav Bhutani, P. P. K. Venkata, Abhishek Kaushik
    Pages 49-60
  5. Kamal Kumar Basumatary, Sashindra K. Kakoty, Karuna Kalita
    Pages 61-71
  6. R. S. Nikhil Krishna, Surya Dwarakanath, Abhishek Kaushik, Gaurav Bhutani, P. P. K. Venkata, T A Dwarakanath et al.
    Pages 73-81
  7. K. D. Lagoo, T A Dwarakanath, D N Badodkar
    Pages 107-122
  8. Yinghong Jia, Arun K. Misra
    Pages 123-134
  9. Vimalesh Muralidharan, Sandipan Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 135-147
  10. Aravind Baskar, Sandipan Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 149-157
  11. Silla Pavan Santosh Kumar, Sandipan Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 159-169
  12. Shiju Varghese, P. Ramakrishna, Jay Shah, P. K. Limaye, S. Raghunathan
    Pages 171-181
  13. G. R. Nikhade, S. S. Chiddarwar, A. K. Jha
    Pages 183-194
  14. Mahesh Kadam, S. Sathish, Aditya Bujurke, Keertivardhan Joshi, Balamurugan Gopalsamy
    Pages 195-206
  15. Anubhab Sinha, A. K. Samantaray, R. Bhattacharyya
    Pages 207-217
  16. Sumit Kumar Sinha, T A Dwarakanath, Abhishek Jaju
    Pages 219-232

About these proceedings


This book offers a collection of original peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 3rd International and 18th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM), organized by Division of Remote Handling & Robotics, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, from December 13th to 15th, 2017 (iNaCoMM 2017).

It reports on various theoretical and practical features of machines, mechanisms and robotics; the contributions include carefully selected, novel ideas on and approaches to design, analysis, prototype development, assessment and surveys. Applications in machine and mechanism engineering, serial and parallel manipulators, power reactor engineering, autonomous vehicles, engineering in medicine, image-based data analytics, compliant mechanisms, and safety mechanisms are covered. Further papers provide in-depth analyses of data preparation, isolation and brain segmentation for focused visualization and robot-based neurosurgery, new approaches to parallel mechanism-based Master-Slave manipulators, solutions to forward kinematic problems, and surveys and optimizations based on historical and contemporary compliant mechanism-based design. The spectrum of contributions on theory and practice reveals central trends and newer branches of research in connection with these topics.


Machine Dynamics Machine and Mechanism Intelligence Mechanisms and Devices Robotics Kinematics Machinery

Editors and affiliations

  • D N Badodkar
    • 1
  • T A Dwarakanath
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Remote Handling and RoboticsBhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Division of Remote Handling and RoboticsBhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)MumbaiIndia

About the editors

Dr. D. N. Badodkar, postgraduate in Electrical Engg., joined BARC Training School in the year 1980. After successful completion of the one year orientation training in Nuclear Science and Technology, he joined the Reactor Control Division, BARC, Mumbai in 1981 as Scientific Officer-C. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Mumbai University. Presently, he is Distinguished Scientist, Director, Reactor Design and Development Group and Head, Division of Remote Handling and Robotics. He is also a senior professor in engineering sciences at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) and is the chairperson of various doctoral committees at HBNI and Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology. His expertise includes special purpose electrical drives, electromagnetic actuators, reactor control mechanisms and application specific automation systems. He is the recipient of DAE’s Technical Excellence Award-2000 and Group Achievement Award-2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Dr. T A Dwarakanath graduated in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore.  He pursued Masters Degree and continued to obtain his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1994. He joined BARC in 1993 as Scientific Officer-D.  He was awarded the BOYSCAST young scientist fellowship award by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) in the year 1997.  He was a visiting research scholar at the University of Florida, USA from 1998-1999.  He associated with Prof. Joseph Duffy and Prof. Carl Crane on the design of compliant platforms.  Presently, he is a Scientific Officer-H in BARC and holds a faculty position in the Homi Bhabha National Institute.  His interest and expertise is in the design and development of applications for Parallel Mechanism based systems.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Machines, Mechanism and Robotics
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of iNaCoMM 2017
  • Editors D N Badodkar
    T A Dwarakanath
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Mechanical Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-8596-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4195-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-8597-0
  • Series ISSN 2195-4356
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-4364
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 853
  • Number of Illustrations 145 b/w illustrations, 468 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
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