Second Workshop on Mechanism and Robot Design

October 16-19, 2013
UFSC, Florianópolis

2nd WMRD,  Second Workshop on Mechanism and Robot Design, is an event promoted by the Robotics Laboratory of Federal University of Santa Catarina. This workshop brings together students, researchers and professors from the areas of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. The program of the workshop will consist of lectures which, together with informal conversations, will offer the participants a unique opportunity to share experiences and current trends in the areas of mechanisms and robotics.

In its second edition, 2nd WMRD will be held in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, hosted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina and supported by FAPESC.

2nd WMRD will bring the international lecturers:
* Jon Selig the author of the book Geometric Fundamentals of Robotics.
* Xianwen Kong the author of the book Type synthesis of Parallel Mechanisms.
* Dimiter Zlatanov has used screw theory in the singularity and mobility analysis of mechanisms. He is the inventor of one of the first-known 4-dof parallel mechanisms and has presented courses and talks on screw-based methods in various universities.

Workshop Topics:

Mechanisms and Robotics
* Computational Kinematics
* Theory of mechanisms
* Mechanism design
* Dynamics
* Kinematic analysis of serial and parallel robots
* Robot motion planning
* Autonomous robot

Mathematics Aided Robotics
* Screw Theory
* Clifford Algebras
* Lie Algebras
* Graph Theory
* Group Theory