Associate Professor of Applied Mechanics,
Mail Address: Polo Sant' Anna Valdera
Visit the web-site of the PURE FORM project at www.pureform.org
Some useful links
Haptic interfaces Haptic Community Web page : Haptic Interface are electro-mechanical systems for the force-feedback in Virtual Environment.
This is the most updated web-site on haptic technology. Here you can find papers, data and a picture gallery of existing haptic interfaces.
The home page of Jean Pierre Merlet at INRIA is now one of the most updated sites on parallel robots, but you can find also other useful information on robotics (patents etc.). In particular a very interesting C library for interval analysisis is dwonloadable, very suitable for kinematic computations on complex mechanisms.
Here there is another interesting link ParallelMIC Mechanism Information Center for those of you involved in parallel kinematics.
In the Lester Ingber's archive you can find an interesting C library for optimizatin problem. The library is based on the Adapted Simulated Annealing, a stochastic algorithm very suitable for solving multi-dimensional optimization problems on large domains.
Please follow the link for a list of the major upcoming conferences in haptics and robotics