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Academic Report: Research Progress of Multi-mode Parallel Robot Mechanism and Variable Freedom Mechanism




Time: 14:30, Dec. 22nd (Friday), 2017

Venue: J3, Building of Machinery, East Campus

Topic: Research Progress of Multi-mode Parallel Robot Mechanism and Variable Freedom Mechanism

Lecturer: Dr. Xianwen Kong


About the Lecturer: Dr. Xianwen Kong is now working at the Heriot-watt University, and his research fields include mechanism and robot and the application in manufacturing. Dr. Kong was taught by Prof. Zhen Huang, Prof. Tingli Yang and Prof. Clement Gosselin. Dr Kong put forward a virtual chain method for the configuration synthesis of parallel mechanism. In recent years, Kong has made outstanding progress in the design and application of the multi-mode parallel mechanism, variable freedom mechanism, reconfigurable analysis, and high precision flexible parallel mechanism. Kong’s academic monograph “Type Synthesis of Parallel Mechanisms” has been published in English, Russian and Chinese. Kong has published dozens of highly influential academic papers on the most authoritative journals and conferences, including International Journal of Robotics Research, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Mechanism and Machine Theory, ASME IDETC, and ARK, with a citation rate of more than 100 times. Kong is now a member of ASME Mechanism and Robot Committee and served as deputy editor-in-chief of 3 international periodicals: Mechanism and Machine Theory, Mechanical Sciences, and Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering.


About the Lecture: Parallel robots are widely used, such as industrial robots and new-type manufacturing equipment. In the past 30 years, significant progress has been made in the innovation design of the parallel robot (configuration synthesis of mechanism), and the development has been achieved from the traditional single-mode parallel mechanism to the multi-mode one. At the same time, some breakthroughs have been made in the theory of variable freedom mechanism.

Dr. Kong will first outline his research on the robots used in manufacturing, and then focus on the research progress of multi-mode parallel robot mechanism and variable freedom mechanism. The main contents of the report are as follows:

1. Survey and research of reconfigurable parallel robots;

2. Type synthesis of multi-mode parallel mechanism;

3. Reconfigurable Analysis of multi-mode parallel mechanism;

4. Kinematics analysis of multi-mode parallel mechanism;

5. Type synthesis of variable freedom mechanism

6. Reconfigurable analysis of single-loop variable freedom mechanism.


All teachers and students are welcome!

Notice: Please come 10 minutes in advance, keep mobiles mute during the lecture and keep quiet.

School of Mechanical Engineering

Dec. 20th, 2017

(Translated by Tong Xing)

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