[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: ReMAR 2009 on 22-24 June in London

Dai, Jian jian.dai at kcl.ac.uk
Tue Jun 2 06:19:26 PDT 2009

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2009) to be held at King's College London on 22-24 June 2009. The organizing committee highly encourage researchers and engineers in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, mechanisms, manufacturing and automation to attend the ReMAR 2009.

The conference will have 7 symposia and 23 sessions with 108 presentations from 22 countries and regions and over 130 delegates (today's figure) being registered. Ten keynote speakers will present the research and topics on reconfigurable mechanisms, origami-inspired mechanisms, reconfigurable machines, reconfigurable robots, humanoid robots and reconfigurable manufacturing systems. The speeches will no doubt interest audience with their colorful background including current development and future research direction and ancient Chinese mechanisms. A reception will be held on Sunday and a banquet is to be held on Monday night. On Tuesday we shall have conference luncheon and cruising at River Thames and touring and listening to the debates at Houses of Parliaments. The conference shall conclude on Wednesday at noon time. A colorful social event has also been arranged by our event chair and the local arrangement team. 

The registration fee shall have different levels and registration on daily basis is also available in the conference website at www.remar2009.com  Since late June and July are the eventful months in London, please book your accommodation as early as possible. The detailed accommodation information can be found from the ReMAR 2009 website. If you need further help in booking the accommodation, please contact remar2009 at kcl.ac.uk and copy to guowu.wei at kcl.ac.uk

The hardcover book and CDROM proceedings are to be ready by mid-June. The Conference has received the overwhelming response with 168 full submissions and 108 papers were selected after the rigorous peer-review process. Each paper has at least three reviewers to make the recommendation and the acceptance rate is 64.3%. The final submissions have also been carefully prepared by all the authors of the accepted papers. These 108 papers are given from professionals who are working in this leading field of reconfigurable mechanisms, machines, robots and manufacturing systems 

The conference is sponsored by the ASME Control Group, Design Division and Mechanisms and Robotics Committee, by the IFToMM (International Federation of the Promotion of Mechanisms and Machines), and by the Automation and Robotics Society of the IEEE. 

The conference is a high-level review of the past ten-year development in reconfigurable mechanisms, machines, robots and manufacturing systems and their applications to domestic use, production, health, rescue and outer space exploration. In particular, the conference provides an international forum for presenting and discussing new mechanisms and robots developed in the past decade with their new properties of changing topological structure, therefore the mobility and for discussing their uses for domestic, hazardous, out-space and manufacturing environments with adaptability and reconfiguration. 

The conference also provides a forum to discuss the future direction of research in this leading field in both academic and industrial communities.

The 7 symposia and 23 sessions are listed as follows:

1.    Reconfiguration Theory 
1.1. Reconfiguration Principles and Reviews
1.2. Variable Geometry and Characteristics
1.3. Reconfigurable Truss and Foldable Mechanisms 
2.    Reconfigurable Mechanism Topology and Design 
2.1. Topology and Transformation 
2.2. Synthesis Based on Reconfiguration Principles 
2.3. Design of Reconfigurable Mechanisms
2.4. Type Synthesis of Multiple Operational Modes 
3.    Kinematics and Dynamics of Reconfigurable Mechanisms 
3.1. Kinematic Analysis of Reconfigurable Mechanisms 
3.2. Dynamic Analysis of Reconfigurable Mechanisms 
3.3. Force and Torque Modelling of Reconfigurable Mechanisms 
4.    Bio-Reconfiguration Techniques and Biomedical Devices 
4.1. Bio-Reconfiguration and Analysis 
4.2. Biomedical Devices and Bio-Design 
4.3. Bio-System 
5.    Origami-Inspired Reconfigurable Mechanisms 
5.1. Artmimetic
5.2. Anatomy and Configuration  
6.    Analysis, Design and Control of Reconfigurable Robots 
6.1. Modular  Robots 
6.2. Analysis and Design of Reconfigurable Robots 
6.3. Metamorphic Robots and Applications
6.4. Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanisms
6.5. Control 
7.    Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems  
7.1. Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
7.2. Reconfigurable Fixtures and Manufacturing Devices
Workshop 1 :           Climbing and Modular Robots
Workshop 2:            Automatic Feeding and Transmission
Best wishes, 
Professor Jian S Dai, 
Conference Chair of the ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2009), www.remar2009.com 

Chair in Mechanisms and Robotics 
CEng, IMechE Fellow, CertEd(HE) 
King's College London 
University of London 
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK 
+44 (0) 20 7848 2321 

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