Design and Operation of Human Locomotion Systems

Design and Operation of Human Locomotion Systems

1st Edition - September 10, 2019

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  • Editors: Marco Ceccarelli, Giuseppe Carbone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128156599
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128156605

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Design and Operation of Locomotion Systems examines recent advances in locomotion systems with multidisciplinary viewpoints, including mechanical design, biomechanics, control and computer science. In particular, the book addresses the specifications and requirements needed to achieve the proper design of locomotion systems. The book provides insights on the gait analysis of humans by considering image capture systems. It also studies human locomotion from a rehabilitation viewpoint and outlines the design and operation of exoskeletons, both for rehabilitation and human performance enhancement tasks. Additionally, the book content ranges from fundamental theory and mathematical formulations, to practical implementations and experimental testing procedures.

Key Features

  • Written and contributed by leading experts in robotics and locomotion systems
  • Addresses humanoid locomotion from both design and control viewpoints
  • Discusses the design and control of multi-legged locomotion systems


Academics and researchers in areas such as mechanical design, biomechanics, control, and computer science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Mechanism Design for Locomotion Systems
    Carbone Giuseppe and Marco Ceccarelli, University of Cassino, Italy
    2. Kinematics formulations for locomotion systems
    Yukio Takeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
    3. Dynamic modelling and balancing
    Mario Acevedo, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
    4. Human lower limb operation tracking via motion capture systems
    Said Zeghloul, Universite de Poitiers, France
    5. Motion ranges of Human upper limbs for rehabilitation purposes
    Doina Pisla, TU Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    6. Design and control of exoskeletons for limb replacement or performance enhancement
    Aleksandar Rodic, Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia
    7. Design of a human like locomotion for Humanoid Robots
    Quiang Huang, IRI at Beijing Institute of Technology, China
    8. Wearable sensors for locomotion
    Zecca, Loughborough University, UK and Waseda University, Japan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 171
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: September 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128156599
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128156605

About the Editors

Marco Ceccarelli

Marco Ceccarelli received PhD degree in 1987 at the University La Sapienza of Rome. He was Professor in Cassino University and since March 2019 he is Professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata. He is Director of LARM2: Laboratory of Robot Mechatronics. He is Scientific Editor of Springer Book Series on History of MMS and on Mechanism and Machine Science, and Associate Editor of several Journals. He wrote the book ‘Fundamentals of Mechanics of Robotic Manipulation’ in 2004. In 2008 he co-authored a book on Mechanisms Design in Spanish. In 2010 he co-authored a book A brief illustrated history of machines and mechanisms. He received Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from foreigner Universities and ASME Historian Award. He is ASME fellow. He was elected Secretary-General of IFToMM in 2004-2007 and IFToMM President in 2008-2011 and 2016-2019. His research interests cover aspects of Mechanism Design, Mechanics and Design of Robots, and History of Mechanical Engineering. He is author/co-author of several other books and papers, which are published in conference proceedings and international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics, Full professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Giuseppe Carbone

Giuseppe Carbone is Associate Professor at DIMEG, University of Calabria. He has got the Master and Ph.D. degree at University of Cassino (Italy) where he has been a Key Member of LARM (Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics) for about 20 years. In 2015-2017 he has been Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and member of the executive board of Sheffield Robotics. In 2008-09 he has been delivering bilingual classes of Teoria de Machinas (Mechanics of Machinery) at University Carlos III Madrid, Spain. He has been Invited Visiting Professor at Humanoid Robotics Institute (Waseda University, Japan) in 2008 and 2014; Invited Visiting Professor at Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beihang University, Beijing, China) in 2013; Invited Visiting Professor at Pprime (University of Poiters, France) in 2019. His research interests cover aspects of Mechanics of Manipulation and Grasp, Mechanics of Robots, Engineering Design, Mechanics of Machinery with over 300 research paper outputs and 16 Phd completions. He has been invited to deliver invited Keynote speeches and seminars on his research activity at more than 30 International events. He has been PI or co-PI of more than 20 projects including 7th European Framework and H2020 funds. He edited/co-edited four books that have been published by Springer International Publisher. Giuseppe Carbone has received several Awards including three IFToMM “Young Delegate” Awards, two JSPS Short-Term Invitation Awards in Japan, about 20 Conference Best Paper Awards. Currently, he is Deputy Chair of IFToMM World Technical Committee on Robotics and Mechatronics, Deputy Chair of the Youth Committee of the International Society of Bionics and Biomechanics, Treasurer of the IFToMM Italy Society; Chair of the MESROB (Medical and Service Robotics) International Conference series; Member of the TC/PC of several International Conferences such as ROMANSY, IFIT, ICINCO..

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor at DIMEG, University of Calabria.

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