The Second ASME/IEEE International Conference on
Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots
9-11 July 2012, Tianjin, China
Adaptability and reconfigurability in mechanism design and robots development are the challenges that the kinematicians and roboticians must meet in this new century due to the increasing production demand of small batch, short run, and quick changeover and due to worsening environments and climate, and space exploration. This can be tranced back to 1990s when researchers were generating new ideas and concepts for new 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.
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The Second ASME/IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR 2012) provided an international forum for presenting and exploring the new mechanisms and robots developed in the past two decades with their new properties in changing the mobility and the topological structure of a mechanism or a robot and for discussing their uses in domestic, hazardous, out-space and manufacturing environments. The main areas of this conference included, but were not limited to, the following subjects:
• Metamorphic Robotics
• Reconfigurable Manufacturing
• Bio-metamorphic Robotics
• Reconfigurable Robots
• Kinematics and Dynamics of Reconfiguration
• Bio-reconfiguration Engineering
• Metamorphic Mechanisms
• Reconfigurable Mechanisms
• Variable Topology Modelling
• Modular Devices
• Biological Self-Assembly Mechanisms
ReMAR 2012 was held at Tianyu Hotel, Tianjin.
Tianjin is one of four metropolis cities and is 29 minutes away from Beijing by a high-speed-train link. It is an historical city in China with a major harbour and has many European style buildings and streets. As a dual-core city, Tianjin is divided into the old city and the Binhai New Area. Binhai New Area is a new growth pole in China, and it maintains an annual growth rate of nearly 30% of the GDP. As of the end of 2010, 285 Fortune Global 500 companies invest and establish branch offices here. Binhai is the base of China's advanced industrial and Financial reform and innovation. Transnational corporations here can enjoy the lowest tax rate of China and highest rate of economic growth. It the reason why Rockefeller, Tishman Speyer, Motorola, Airbus and other famous companies build a branch here. For instance, EADS Airbus has already opened an assembly plant for its A320 series airliners, operational since 2009.
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