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 Japanese Council of IFToMM (Jc-IFToMM) is the only official academic society in Japan which joins International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science. Jc-IFToMM actively acts for Japanese and the international academic exchange.

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Date and Time:17:00-18:30, Jan. 21 (Mon), 2019
Place: Conference room at 4th floor, Main building, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Lectures:Prof. Alfonso Hernandez Frias and Assoc. Prof. Victor Petuya,
Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of the Basque Country at the Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao, Spain
Title:From planar to spatial mechanisms. Some design criteria of parallel robots
Abstract: The kinematic radiography of a machine is a mechanism, and a mechanism is nothing more than a set of geometric constraints. From this approach, it is easier to present the concept of mobility applied to a mechanism, to a kinematic pair, or to an element of a mechanism. In fact, there is a very special element in a mechanism that is the coupler, end-effector or mobile platform, which is the one that define the application of the mechanism. But, to know the number of degrees of freedom of the end-effector is not enough. More complete information about its motion capability is given by the so-called motion pattern. The motion pattern is, in general, an instantaneous characteristic. It depends on the mobile platform pose. However, the morphological or structural synthesis allows designing parallel manipulators with permanent motion pattern along the workspace, which is a great technical benefit. A singularity analysis detects those configurations where the robot can suffer a loss of local mobility, the blocking of an element, or losing control. Except for very particular applications, singularities are non-desired configurations. Therefore, the job of the engineer is oriented to size the robot so that it operates in a wide, regular and free of singularities workspace. Using the GIM software (www.ehu.eus/compmech/software), some planar and spatial mechanisms will be modelled to illustrate the theoretical concepts revised during the lecture.
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Three doctor course students have given presentations in IFToMM Italy simposiumnew!

On Nov. 29 and 30, three doctor course students (Mr. Masumi Ohno, Mr. Naoto Kimura and Mr. Hiroshi Matsuo) have given their presentations in an international symposium hosted by IFToMM Italy. Jc-IFToMM gave financial support for their travel.


[Urgent] Call for presentations for Italian international symposium

There is a call for presentation in the following international symposium held by IFToMM Italy.

The target is targeted towards doctor course students (or higher), up to 2-persons. Jc-IFToMM will support travel fee: 100 thousand JPY.
People who want to apply for the call is asked to send the following information via web form.
  1. Contact E-mail address
  2. Name of the presenter
  3. Title of the presentation
  4. Affiliation
  5. Name of the academic advisor
  6. Academic year


Tokyo Five *(Star) Summer School

we organize a summer school "The 1st IFToMM Japan International Summer School on Mechanical Science and Robotics, - Actuator, Mechanism and Control for Robotics-" in the mid-summer this year. This summer school is officially supported by TC for Linkages and Mechanical Control, and TC for Robotics and Mechatronics, IFToMM. Important information are shown below.

This summer school covers five major chapters of mechanism and machines.

  • mechanisms
  • actuators
  • control
  • humanoids
  • applications
The lectures of the fist four chapters will openat four universities in Tokyo focusing on each by including laboratory visits. The fifth chapter will be included in each of the four and concluded by visiting FANUC as an industry application site.
Topics: Mechanism design and applications
Humanoid robotics and applications
Actuators and applications
Control and applications
Date: from July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Venue: Four universities in Tokyo area:
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Waseda University
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
The University of Tokyo
Factory tour in Yamanashi prefcecture:
Registration fee: The fee is 40,200 JP Yen (approximately 300 Euro).
Application deadline:MAY 31, 2018 [Extended!]
Prospective participants:Students and young researchers
(maximum number of participants: 40)


Technical session program of the 24rd Jc-IFToMM symposium

Technical session program of the 24th symposium has been uploaded.
Please check the detail from the above link. Pdf file is also available.

** Precautions of the symposium site **
  1. Prepared video cable for the projector only supports VGA (Mini-Dsub 15pin). Please prepare other cables or adaptors by yourself, when necessary.
  2. Regarding the Wifi connection, Eduroam is available in the symposium site.
  3. The symposium site is approx. 5 minutes on foot from the 1st exit of Todai-Mae sta., Tokyo Metro subway Namboku-Line. Enter from the Agri. Gate and come to the Food Science Bldg. behind the Agri. Bldg. 3.
    Symposium site, Nakashima hall, is located on the 1st (ground) floor of that building. Please also take a look of the campus map at

(2018-5-18 updated.)

June 1 (Fri), 2018
Venue Nakashima hall, Food Science bldg., Yayoi campus, The University of Tokyo.
Special session Technical introduction session of industrial companies:
Poster session of technology introduction from industrial companies. Submission of proceeding paper in advance is not required. Please send your name, affiliation and title of the talk via E-mail (destination address is same to the general submission procedure).
Registration fee is 5,000JPY (including proceedings and wine party), and registration due date is May 30 (Tue).
Submission procedure Please send the following information to the following secretariat by E-mail (symposium@jc-iftomm.org).
(1) Name of the first author
(2) Name of the speaker
(3) Birthday and year of the speaker
     (for the Young Investigator Awards evaluation)
(4) Title of the paper
(5) E-mail address of a representative
(6) Abstract in 200 words
Application deadline
March 16 (Fri), 2018
The deadline has been extended!
Notification of acceptance
March 23 (Fri), 2018
Submission of final paper
March 30 (Fri), 2018
Templates PDF     MS-WORD
Call for papers pdf
Copyright transfer form pdf


International symposiums in the year 2017 and 2018 new!

In this year, the following two symposiums will be held.

    2nd International Symposium on the Education in MECHANISM AND MACHINE SCIENCE
    DateNovember 23-24, 2017
    PlaceMadrid, Spain
    Important datesFull paper submission: 15.07.2017
    Notification of acceptance: 25.09.2017
    Final paper submission: 13.10.2017
    CFPpdf file

    International Symposium on Robotics & Mechatronics 2017
    DateNovember 29 - December 1, 2017
    PlaceWestern Sydney University’s Parramatta (South) Campus and Parramatta City Campus, Australia
    Important datesOpening call for paper submission: 13 March
    Full paper submission close: 2 July
    Review reports sent back to authors: 6 August
    Early bird registration opens: 3 September
    Paper acceptance notice to authors: 3 September
    Final paper submission: 17 September
    Early bird registration closes: 1 October
    Registration closes: 30 October
    CFPpdf file

In addition, the following two symposiums will be held in the next year.

  • RAAD2018: 6-8 June 2018, Conference and Cultural Center, University of Patras, Greece, IFToMM Sponsorship application form is ready. Contact: Nikos Aspragathos, University of Patras, asprag@mech.upatras.gr
  • SMMM 2018: 14-16 June 2018, Belgrade, Serbia. Flyer has been received, and letter of support will be issued. Contact: Aleksandar Veg(aleksandar.veg@rotech.rs)
  • ReMAR 2018 (4th Int. conf. on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots): 20-22 June 2018, in Delft (NL). Contact: Just Herder(J.L.Herder@tudelft.nl)
  • RoManSy2018: 25-28 June 2018, Rennes, France. https://romansy2018.ls2n.fr/ Contact: Vigen Arakelian (Vigen.Arakelyan@insa-rennes.fr), National Institute of Applied Sciences
  • ARK: 1-4 July 2018, Bologna, Italy. Contact: Vincenzo Parenti Castelli (vincenzo.parenti@unibo.it)
  • MESROB 2018: 4-6 July 2018, Cassino, Italy. CFP has been distributed. Letter of support has been sent. Contact: Giuseppe Carbone(carbone@unicas.it), University of Cassino and South Latium
  • MEDER 2018: 11-13 September 2018, Udine, Italy. CFP has been uploaded at http://meder2018.uniud.it/. Contact: Alessandro Gasparetto, DPIA - University of Udine, alessandro.gasparetto@uniud.it
  • AsianMMS 2018: 13-14 December 2018, Bengaluru, India. Waiting for the detailed information. After getting the information, a support letter will be issued. Contact: G. K. Ananthasuresh(suresh@mecheng.iisc.ernet.in), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India


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