23.06.2014 - 26.06.2014 | Moscow
The International Scientific Symposium on the Theory and Practice of Robot Technology Systems RoManSy 2014 (Robot Manipulation Systems) was held for the first time in Russia on 23rd-26th June 2014. This symposium marked the 20th anniversary of the event, which is sponsored by the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM).
This organisation was founded in 1969 on the initiative of the member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, I.I. Artobolevsky, who was subsequently elected president of the association twice. The current President of the IFToMM is Professor Y. Nakamura (Japan).
Leading experts from Russia, USA, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Poland, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Bulgaria, Vietnam and Brazil took part in the symposium’s proceedings.
One of the highlights worthy of mention is the work on humanoid robots at Waseda University (Japan), led by Professor A. Takanishi. Prof. Y. Nakamura presented the latest developments from Tokyo State University. Prof. I-Ming Chen (Singapore) presented the latest results on mobile robots. Prof. B. Ross (Stanford University, USA) delivered the plenary address on the history and development trends in modern robot technology. The works produced by the symposium have been published by Springer. The total number of participants at the symposium, including authors of the lectures and invited guests, was around 250. As part of the symposium, a session of the Technical Committee of the IFToMM on robot technology mechatronics was held, chaired by the committee’s president Professor I-Ming Chen (Singapore).
During the symposium’s proceedings, the participants visited the memorial study of academician I. I. Artobolevsky, which is preserved in the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the guests were also shown a collection of unique parallel structure robots, designed and manufactured in the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. Participants showed a particular interest in the robot model designed for carrying out surgical operations, as well as in a modular technological robot model. The data is currently being used to continue the research and also to teach post-graduates and students, with a sub-department RK-9 Computer Systems for Manufacture Automation having been set up in the Department of Machine Mechanics and Management at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Viktor A. Glazunov
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