[robotics-worldwide] [meetings]Sixth Summer School on Screw-Theory Based Methods in Robotics, Beijing: early registration

zlatanov at dimec.unige.it zlatanov at dimec.unige.it
Sun Mar 15 14:56:45 PDT 2015

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite participants to:

The Sixth International Summer School on

Screw-Theory Based Methods in Robotics

12 -- 20 July 2015

Beihang University, Beijing, China

For its sixth edition, our summer school on screw theory goes
to Beijing. The enthusiastic feedback from each of the first
five very successful Summer Screws events (Genoa-Italy,
Shanghai-China, again in Genoa, Florianopolis-Brazil, and
Bologna-Italy) proves that this initiative continues to provide
a service that the robotics community values and supports.

This year, Summer Screws is held in conjunction with and
immediately before the Third IEEE/IFToMM International
Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots ReMAR2015.
The school and the conference are organized at the Beijing
University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA or Beihang

Summer Screws 2015 will gather six experts in the robotics
applications of screw theory and up to 45 participants at
Beihang University from 12 to 20 July. The School will teach
attendees how to apply existing methods and empower them to
develop new ones in their own research. The basic theoretical
notions will be introduced in a rigorous manner, with emphasis
on examples, applications, and exercises.

The main topics will be:

1. Basic vector-space properties of twists and wrenches:
physical interpretation of the linear operations; linear
dependence and independence, subspaces; bases and coordinates.
(Lecturer: Dimiter Zlatanov)

2. Scalar products, dual spaces, reciprocity. Constraint and
freedom in mechanisms. Constraint analysis, type synthesis of
single-loop mechanisms, type synthesis of parallel
manipulators. (Lecturer: Xianwen Kong)

3. Velocity and singularity analysis of parallel and
interconnected-chain mechanisms. Derivation of input-output
velocity equations and singularity conditions. (Lecturers:
Matteo Zoppi and Dimiter Zlatanov)

4. Mappings between screw spaces, stiffness and inertia.
Structure of robot compliance. Eigenvalue problems and
eigenscrews. Synthesis with springs. (Lecturer: Harvey Lipkin)

5. 6D formulation of the dynamics of individual rigid bodies
and rigid-body systems. Equations of motion. Dynamics
algorithms. (Lecturer: Roy Featherstone)

6. Basic Lie-group theory, matrix representations of the group
of rigid-body displacements. Lie algebras as related to screw
theory. The exponential map and its applications in modern
robotics. (Lecturer: Jon Selig)

Marco Carricato returns as a guest lecturer with talks on
screw-system geometry and classification with applications to
constant-velocity couplings.

Xilun Ding will give this year's invited lecture. The topic is:
Kinematics of wheel-legged hybrid walking robots.

Up to 45 registrations are available at the price of 350 Euro,
no later than 31 May 2014.

Early registration at very favorable conditions is available at
the website summer.buaa.edu.cn. To be eligible for this
early-bird special you need to register immediately. Please
contact the organizers by email for assistance.

Summer Screws 2015 is organized by the Space Robot Lab at the
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation of Beijing
University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), Beijing,
China and the PMARlab Robotics Group, at the Department of
Mechanical, Energy, Industrial, and Transport Engineering
(DIME), of the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. It is
endorsed and supported by the Robotics and Automation Society
of the IEEE, the Italian Robotics and Automation Association
(SIRI), and Beihang University.

For more information visit the Summer Screws's web pages:


Sincerely yours,

Dimiter Zlatanov, Xilun Ding, Matteo Zoppi, and Rezia Molfino
zlatanovATdimec.unige.it, xldingATbuaa.edu.cn

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