[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: 2nd ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2012)

Dai, Jian jian.dai at kcl.ac.uk
Mon Nov 21 14:04:24 PST 2011

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Call for Papers:
The Second ASME/IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2012)

8-11 July 2012, Tianjin, China

28 November 2011     Submission Deadline for Papers
5 February 2012         Notification of Acceptance
5 March 2012              Final Submission

Adaptability and reconfigurability in mechanism design and robots development present the challenges that the kinematicians and roboticists are to face in the new decade with the increasing production demand of small batch, short run, and quick changeover, with worsening environments and climate, and with space exploration. Since 1990s, researchers were generating new ideas and concepts for new mechanisms, machines and reconfigurable robots. This resulted in kinemetatropic linkages, metamorphic mechanisms, and machines with various topology, etc. The new mechanisms have a property of generating different topological configurations for reconfigurability and for various task requirements.

The Second ASME/IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2012) is to provide an international forum for presenting and exploring the new mechanisms and robots developed in the past two decades with their new properties of changing mobility and the topological structure of a mechanism or a robot, and to present discussions on their uses in domestic, hazardous, out-space and manufacturing environments. The main areas of this conference include but not limit to the following subjects:

•         Reconfigurable Mechanisms
•         Reconfigurable Robots
•         Reconfigurable Manufacturing
•         Kinematics and Dynamics of Reconfiguration
•         Bio-metamorphic Robotics
•         Bio-reconfiguration Engineering
•         Metamorphic Mechanisms
•         Various Topology Modelling
•         Modular Devices
•         Biological Self-Assembly Mechanisms
•         Reconfigurable Structures

Conference Venue

ReMAR 2012 will be held at Tianjin University (http://www.tju.edu.cn/english/), China, which is the First Modern University in China and was established in 1895 as an original name Peiyang University. Tianjin University contributes greatly to the Chinese higher education. In its early days, undergraduates had the right to directly pursue graduate study at Harvard or Yale without passing any entrance exams. Tianjin is one of four major metropolis cities in China and is 29 minutes away from Beijing by a high-speed-train link.

Contact us

Please check www.remar2012.com. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us via remar2012 at kcl.ac.uk. We are also on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReMAR-2012/190767697620863) and twitter (http://www.twitter.com/remar2012).

With kind regards,

Professor Jian S Dai,
Conference General Chair
Chair of Mechanisms and Robotics
Chairman of ASME UK & Ireland Section

ASME Fellow, IMechE Fellow, PE, CEng, CertEd(HE)
School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
King's College London, University of London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK
+44 (0) 20 7848 2321

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