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By Manjula, Kenneth J. Waldron (auth.), Vijay Kumar, James Schmiedeler, S. V. Sreenivasan, Hai-Jun Su (eds.)

This booklet includes papers on a variety of themes within the region of kinematics, mechanisms, robotics, and layout, addressing new examine advances and recommendations in layout schooling. The content material is split into 5 major different types headed ‘Historical Perspectives’, ‘Kinematics and Mechanisms’, ‘Robotic Systems’, ‘Legged Locomotion’, and ‘Design Engineering Education’. Contributions take the shape of survey articles, historic views, commentaries on developments on schooling or learn, unique study contributions, and papers on layout education.

This quantity celebrates the achievements of Professor Kenneth Waldron who has made innumerable and helpful contributions to those fields within the final fifty years. His management and his pioneering paintings have encouraged hundreds of thousands of individuals during this self-discipline.

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In 1996, our personal family medical crisis exposed us to the limitations of the biomedical reductionist scientific paradigm and put it up close and personal. It was our non-engineering colleagues from the humanities, business, and law who exposed our blindness and opened our eyes to the dimensions we were missing in our bioengineering understanding. We thus embarked on searching for the missing cards in our playing deck. We both learned the tenets of holistic coaching and have learned to practice and change our learned beliefs to now produce different results in mind, body and spirit.

To live our life in harmony, we consciously practice using these learned tools that are applicable when our differences make it hard for us to include the other. For example, when we feel stressed in approaching someone who is different in status and it is hard for us to communicate openly with them. We become aware of this stress in our body. We connect with the breath, know it is based on fear of authority from the past. We reach out to the other. It helps us to be aware of it, feel it and know that it is not real in the moment.

4 The Evolution of CAD Software for Linkage Design The early linkage synthesis programs were typically written in FORTRAN. As the migration from minicomputers to personal computers occurred, FORTRAN became less and less used compared to C and C++. The early programs had to be rewritten to survive. During this transition, LINCAGES was maintained and enhanced, but RECSYN was not. While simplified aspects of RECSYN were reprogrammed in MATLAB for two and three positions [43], the original version of RECSYN was not reprogrammed to run on mouse driven, Windows-based platforms, and therefore the program ceased to be used.

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