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Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

Front. Mech. Eng.    2019, Vol. 14 Issue (1) : 15-20     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11465-018-0517-7
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Recent development on innovation design of reconfigurable mechanisms in China
Wuxiang ZHANG1,2, Shengnan LU1, Xilun DING1,2()
1. School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
2. Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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Abstract

Reconfigurable mechanisms can deliberately reconfigure themselves by rearranging the connectivity of components to meet the different requirements of tasks. Metamorphic and origami-derived mechanisms are two kinds of typical reconfigurable mechanisms, which have attracted increasing attention in the field of mechanisms since they were proposed. Improving the independent design level, innovation, and international competitive powers of reconfigurable mechanical products is important. Summarizing related significant innovation research and application achievements periodically will shed light on research directions and promote academic exchanges. This paper presents an overview of recent developments in innovation design of reconfigurable mechanisms in China, including metamorphic and origami mechanisms and their typical applications. The future development trends are analyzed and forecasted.

Keywords innovation design      reconfigurable mechanisms      metamorphic mechanisms      origami-derived mechanisms      development trends     
Corresponding Authors: Xilun DING   
Just Accepted Date: 13 June 2018   Online First Date: 20 July 2018    Issue Date: 30 November 2018
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Wuxiang ZHANG,Shengnan LU,Xilun DING. Recent development on innovation design of reconfigurable mechanisms in China[J]. Front. Mech. Eng., 2019, 14(1): 15-20.
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