[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers for the 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (MR)

Anurag Purwar anurag.purwar at stonybrook.edu
Mon Nov 25 08:28:11 PST 2013

Call for Papers for the 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (MR)
at the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 
Buffalo, NY, August 17-20, 2014

The 38th Mechanisms and Robotics International Conference is to be held 
as part of the 2014 ASME International Design Engineering Technical 
Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 
(IDETC-CIE) in Buffalo, NY from August 17-20, 2014. Sponsored by the 
Mechanisms and Robotics Technical Committee, an integral part of the 
ASME Design Engineering Division, this annual gathering is a premier 
international meeting in mechanisms, robotics and related fields. The 
38th ASME Mechanisms and Robotics International Conference provides an 
international forum for the exchange of technical and scientific 
information on the theory and practice of mechanical systems and will 
feature tutorials and workshops, student mechanism and robot design 
competitions, keynote and invited speakers, and interactive presentation 
sessions. Topics will range throughout areas central to mechanical 
design including kinematics, dynamics, design, computation, robotics, 
reconfigurable mechanisms, novel mechanisms and robots, software 
systems, educational practices, and various applications. Dissemination 
of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel 
concepts will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program 
will be developed. Submitted papers will be eligible for a number of 
awards including the Mechanisms and Robotics Best Paper award, 
Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator award, A.T. Yang Memorial 
award, and Compliant Mechanisms Theory and Application awards. Likely 
topics include but are not limited to:

MR-1 Mechanism Analysis and Synthesis
MR-2 Robot Kinematics and Motion Planning
MR-3 Robot/Machine Dynamics and Control
MR-4 Theoretical and Computational Kinematics
MR-5 Compliant Mechanisms and Micro/Nano Mechanisms
MR-6 Biologically Inspired and Health Motivated Mechanisms and 
Robotics    MR-7 Novel Mechanisms, Robots and Applications
MR-8 Mobile Robots and Cable-Driven Systems
MR-9 Origami-Based Engineering Design
MR-10 Mechanisms and Robotics Education
MR-11 Software in Mechanisms and Robots
MR-12 Student Mechanisms and Robotics Design Competition
MR-13 Keynotes/Awards

*Important Dates*

1. Author and Paper Registration: January 13, 2014
2. Submission of Draft Paper or Brief for Review: January 27, 2014
Note: In order to submit a draft paper or brief for review at this time, 
authors must first register and submit a tentative title and abstract, 
as described above.

Program Chair: Anurag Purwar
Stony Brook University, NY
anurag.purwar at stonybrook.edu

Conference Chair: Carl Nelson
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
cnelson5 at unl.edu

Anurag Purwar, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300 USA
Phone: (631)632-8542, Fax: (631)632-8544

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