Program

Program

The WinterSchool will involve a set of international experts in the field. The list of confirmed lecturers is the following:

  • Jean Pierre Merlet. (INRIA. Sophia Antipolis. France)
  • Roque J. Saltarén (DISAM, Politechnical of Madrid, Spain)
  • Raffaelle Di Gregorio (Universita'di Ferrara, Italy)
  • Sunil K. Agrawal (University of Delaware, EE.UU.)
  • Alon Wolf (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Olivier Company (CNRS, Robotics researcher, LIRMM, Montpellier, France)
  • Rosario Sinatra (Università degli studi di Catania, Italy)
  • Federico Thomas (IRI - CSIC-UPC, Spain)

In addition to lectures by such well-known experts, the summer school will include practical exercises. The organisers of these activities at the UMH Labs are the following:

  • José M. Sabater (MiguelHernándezUniversity of Elche, Spain)
  • José M. Azorín (MiguelHernándezUniversity of Elche, Spain)
  • Nicolás M. García (MiguelHernándezUniversity of Elche, Spain)
  • Carlos Pérez (Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain)

Lectures will be given in English. The instruction will take place for a period of one week from Sunday to Friday (March 25-30, 2007).

The final program is:

 

Sunday 25

Monday 26

Tuesday 27

Wednesday 28

Thursday 29

Friday 30

9:00

 

Introduction to parallel robots

J.P. Merlet

Kinematic analysis

J.P. Merlet

Bus trip to Miguel Hernandez University

Flagged Parallel manipulator

F. Thomas

MARS. Parallel robot in telesurgery

A. Wolf

10:00

 

Mechanism design and morphologies

J.P. Merlet

Dynamics of PKM

R. Sinatra

Lab session 1 Practical aspects of parallel robot design

Parallel robot as climbing robot

GRMI - Disam

Pneumatic parallel robots

A. Wolf

11:00

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:15

 

Lower mobility PKM

O. Company

Performance indexes for PMAR

O. Company

Lab session 2 Kinematic Simulation of parallel robots. (Matlab ToolKit)

PKM in underwater applications

GRMI - Disam

Aerospace applications

R. Sinatra

12:15

 

Students’ presentation

Students’ presentation

Students’ presentation

Panel discussion. Future research direcctions

12:45

 

Lunch and siesta

Lunch and siesta

Lunch and siesta

Lunch and siesta

Lunch and siesta

15:00

Reception at the Flamingo Oasis Hotel

Spherical wrists I. Limb architectures and mobility analysis

R. Di Gregorio

Control of parallel robots

S. K. Agrawal

Lab session 3

Control aspects of parallel robots

 

Afternoon free and social events

 

16:00 – 17:00

Spherical wrists II. Singularites and performance indexes

R. Di Gregorio

Cable-driven parallel robots

S. K. Agrawal

Visit to the historical centre of the city of Elche.

 

 

Bus trip to Benidorm

 

 

19.30-21.00

Welcome reception with cocktail

 

 

20.00 – 24.00

Conference Dinner