[robotics-worldwide] October school:singualrities of parallel robot

Jean-Pierre Merlet Jean-Pierre.Merlet at inria.fr
Fri Jul 29 09:55:38 PDT 2011

IFToMM October School
Singularities of parallel robots
October 6-7, 2011
INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

As the number of potential applications of parallel robots is quickly
growing there are two closely connected issues that may restrict their
development: complex forward kinematics and singularity.
Research on singularities of parallel robots is a very active field
that tackles both complex mathematical issues and demanding
computational algorithms. Recently there have been new insights about
the real meaning and possible physical consequences of a singularity
and the extension of the theory to new architectures (e.g. lower
mobility robot, wire-driven parallel robots). There has been also
significant progress in computational methods for  detecting,
analyzing and categorizing singularities. The purpose of this school
is to offer a state-of-the-art on these topics to PhD, post-doc
students and to young researchers.
The official language of this school is english.

S. Caro (IRCCyN, Nantes)
D. Chablat (IRCCyN, Nantes)
M. Coste (U. Rennes)
M. Husty (U. Innsbruck)
J-P. Merlet (INRIA)
G. Moroz (INRIA)
F. Rouillier (INRIA)


- no school fees
- lunches and coffee-break will be provided for free
- trip and accommodation are to be taken in charge by the
- IFToMM offers 2 Young Delegate grants of 500$ for supporting
   selected participants
- the french IFToMM committee offers  2 Young Delegate grants of
   500$ for supporting french citizens or foreigners working in a
   french laboratory

Important dates:
-  Application: September 1, 2011
- Notification of acceptance: September 5, 2011

How to apply:

- Applications should be sent via email to Jean-Pierre.Merlet at inria.fr
with a copy to Nathalie.Woodward at inria.fr.
- The number of participants is limited to 15.

Information update will be available at

This school is supported by IFToMM, ANR (through the SIROPA project)

More information about the robotics-worldwide mailing list