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J. M. McCarthy

J.M. McCarthy is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine.

Titles by This Editor

Edited by J. M. McCarthy

The theory and methodology of design of general-purpose machines that may be controlled by a computer to perform all the tasks of a set of special-purpose machines is the focus of modern machine design research. These seventeen contributions chronicle recent activity in the analysis and design of robot manipulators that are the prototype of these general-purpose machines. They focus particularly on kinematics, the geometry of rigid-body motion, which is an integral part of machine design theory.