Awards:

  • Venkatesh Venkataramanujam (doctoral student) was awarded a $1,250 travel grant in the 2007 NSF/ASME Design Essay Competition to attend the 2007 ASME Internation Design Engineering Technical Conferences. The competition required entrants to write an essay on the topic: "A Scientific Formalism for Product Realization for a Global Manufacturing Enterprise" and the title of his winning essay was "Customerization in 2030: A Vision for the Premier Global manufacturing Enterprise".
  • Venkataramanujam, V. and Larochelle, P., "A Metric for Planar Displacements", Proceedings of the 2007 Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Tampa, Florida, May 31 - June 1, 2007. Best Paper Award Recipient.
  • Prof. Murray of The University of Dayton and graduate researcher Brian Korte and Prof. Schmiedeler of The Ohio State University received the Best Paper Award at the 30th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference. Their paper, "Synthesis of Planar, Shape-Changing Rigid-Body Mechanisms", was chosen for this honor from the 135 papers selected for the conference. The annual conference, in Philadelphia this year, was part of the 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineering's (ASME) International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
2008:
  • Murray, A., Turner, M. and Martin, D., "Determining Planar Single Degree-of-Freedom Linkages with Similar Gross Motions via Transition Linkage Identification", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol 130, No. 2, February 2008, pp. 022301-1-022301-8.
  • Murray, A., Schmiedeler, J. and Korte, B., "Kinematic Synthesis of Planar, Shape-Changing Rigid-Body Mechanisms", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 130, No. 3, March 2008, pp. 032302-1-032302-10.

2007:

  • Grimm, E., Murray, A. and Turner, M., "Software for the Kinematic Synthesis of Coupler-Driven Spherical Four-Bar Mechanisms." Proceedings of ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 4-7, 2007. Paper #DETC2007-35720. ASME Press.
  • Myszka, D., Murray, A. and Schmiedeler, J., "Assessing Position Order in Rigid Body Guidance: An Intuitive Approach to Fixing Pivot Selection." Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 4-7, 2007. Paper #DETC2007-34931. ASME Press.
  • Turner, M., Grimm, E., Dubrosse, D., Kosmach, K. and Murray, A.,"Software for Investigating the Kinematics, Statics and Dynamics of Coupler-Driven Four-Bars for Two Position Synthesis.", Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 4-7, 2007. Paper # DETC2007-35368. ASME Press.
  • Murray, A. and Pierrot, F., "Design of a High Speed Spherical Four-Bar Mechanism for Use in a Motion Common in Assembly Processes", Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 4-7, 2007. Paper # DETC2007-35354. ASME Press.
  • Venkataramanujam, V. and Larochelle, P., "Approximate Motion Synthesis of Spherical Kinematic Chains", Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 4 - 7, 2007. Paper # DETC2007-34372.  ASME Press. Download the pdf file here.
  • Larochelle, P., Murray, A., and Angeles, J., "A Distance Metric for Finite Sets of Rigid-Body Displacements via the Polar Decomposition", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 129, No. 8, August 2007, pp. 883-886.
  • Venkataramanujam, V. and Larochelle, P., "A Metric for Planar Displacements", Proceedings of the 2007 Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Tampa, Florida, May 31 - June 1, 2007. Best Paper Award Recipient.
  • Kamerling, D. and Larochelle, P., "Proposed Design of a Triped Robot", Proceedings of the 2007 Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Tampa, Florida, May 31 - June 1, 2007.
  • Ketchel, J. and Larochelle, P., "Computer-Aided Manufacturing of Spherical Mechanisms", Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 42, No. 2, February 2007, pp. 131-146.
2006:
  • Korte, B., Murray, A. and Schmiedeler, J., "Synthesis of Planar, Shape-Changing Rigid-Body Mechanisms", Proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, September 10-13, 2006. Paper # MECH-99431. ASME Press.
  • Schuler, J., Ketchel, J., and Larochelle, P., "SphinxCAM-Pro|E: Computer-Aided Modeling & Manufacturing of Spherical Mechanisms via the Web", Proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, September 10-13, 2006. Paper # MECH-99103. ASME Press.
  • Larochelle, P., Murray, A., and Turner, M., "PODS: Novels Devices for Spatial Assembly Tasks", Proceedings of the 2006 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, July 24-27, 2006.
  • Larochelle, P., "A Polar Decomposition Based Displacement Metric for a Finite Region of SE(n)", Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics (ARK), Lubljana, Slovenia, June 25-29, 2006.
  • Murray, A., Korte, B. and Schmiedeler, J., "Approximating Planar, Morphing Curves With Rigid-Body Linkages", Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics (ARK), Lubljana, Slovenia, June 25-29, 2006.
  • Larochelle, P., and Ketchel, J., "Motion Planning for Collision Advoidance via Cylindrical Models of Rigid Bodies", Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control (ROMANSY), Warsaw, Poland, June 20-24, 2006.
  • Venkataramanujam, V. and Larochelle, P., "Approximate Motion Synthesis of Robotic Systems via a Polar Decomposition Based Displacement Metric", Proceedings of the 2006 Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Miami, Florida, May 25-26, 2006.
  • Tonapi, S. and Larochelle, P., "Design of a Mirror Positioning System to Enhance the Performance of a PV Array", Proceedings of the 2006 Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, Miami, Florida, May 25-26, 2006.
  • Ketchel, J. and Larochelle, P., "Collision Detection of Cylindrical Rigid Bodies for Motion Planning", Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Orlando, Florida, May 15-19, 2006. IEEE Press.
2005:
  • Larochelle, P. and Agius, A., "Interactive Visualization of the Coupler Surfaces of the Spatial 4C Mechanism", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 127, No. 6, November 2005, pp. 1122-1128.
  • Turner, M., Murray, A., Perkins, D., and Larochelle, P., "Systematic Process for Constructing Spherical Four Bar Mechanisms", Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, Florida, November 5 - 11, 2005. Paper # IMECE2005-80058. ASME Press.
  • Larochelle, P. and Murray, A., "Projection Metrics for Rigid-Body Displacements", Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Long Beach, California, September 24 - 28, 2005. Paper # DETC2005-84698. ASME Press.
  • Ketchel, J. and Larochelle, P., "Collision Detection of Cylindrical Rigid Bodies Using Line Geometry", Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Long Beach, California, September 24-28,2005. Paper # DETC2005-84699. ASME Press.
  • Larochelle, P., Murray, A., and Turner, M., "PODS: Novels Devices for Spatial Assembly Tasks", Proceedings of the 2005 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 3-6, 2005.

 

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