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  1. Dyskinesia of the upper limbs caused by stroke, sports injury, or traffic accidents limits the ability to perform the activities of daily living. Besides the necessary medical treatment, correct and scientific...

    Authors: Xinbo Chen, Shuai Zhang, Kaibin Cao, Chunjie Wei, Wumian Zhao and Jiantao Yao
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:83
  2. The parasitic motion has been widely recognized as the major drawback of the parallel mechanism. Therefore a class of 2R1T PMs (parallel mechanism) without parasitic motion has been synthesized. However, these...

    Authors: Jinghan Qin, Chunzhan Yu, Zhibo Sun and Lei Cao
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:78
  3. Surgical robots have been widely used in different procedures to improve and facilitate the surgery. However, there is no robot designed for endometrial regeneration surgery, which is a new therapy for restori...

    Authors: Jianhua Li, Chongyang Wang, Zhenxing Wang, Xiong Zheng, Zhidong Wang, Jichun Tan and Hao Liu
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:76
  4. Minimally invasive surgery is an important technique used for cytopathological examination. Recently, multiple studies have been conducted on a three-dimensional (3D) puncture simulation model as it can reveal...

    Authors: Yonghang Jiang, Qinghua Song and Xichun Luo
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:65
  5. The length of flexible manipulators with a telescopic arm alters during movement. The dynamic parameters of telescopic flexible manipulators exhibit significant time-varying characteristics owing to variations...

    Authors: Dongyang Shang, Xiaopeng Li, Meng Yin, Fanjie Li and Bangchun Wen
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:53
  6. With the increasingly more extensive application of the medical surgical robot in the clinic, higher requirements have been put forward for medical robots. The bone-attached robot, a popular orthopedic robot i...

    Authors: Kaijie Dong, Duanling Li, Xingyu Xue, Chang Xu, Haowei Wang and Xianming Gao
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:35
  7. This paper presents the kinematic calibration of a novel six-legged walking machine tool comprising a six-legged mobile robot integrated with a parallel manipulator on the body. Each leg of the robot is a 2-un...

    Authors: Jimu Liu, Zhijun Chen and Feng Gao
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:34
  8. In order to improve the low output accuracy caused by the elastic deformations of the branch chains, a finite element-based dynamic accuracy analysis method for parallel mechanisms is proposed in this paper. F...

    Authors: Yanbiao Li, Zesheng Wang, Chaoqun Chen, Taotao Xu and Bo Chen
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:33
  9. Large quadruped mammals, such as ruminants, have outstanding motion ability, including running and bounding. These advanced motion abilities are related to the buffer effect of their complicated musculoskeleta...

    Authors: Yi Zheng, Kun Xu, Yaobin Tian, Huichao Deng and Xilun Ding
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:32
  10. Robotic splicing of steel arches is a challenging task that is necessary to realize the grasping and docking of steel arches in a limited space. Steel arches often have a mass of more than 200 kg and length of...

    Authors: Yuanfu He, Yimin Xia, Zhen Xu, Jie Yao, Bo Ning and Xuemeng Xiao
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:31
  11. Current research on spherical parallel mechanisms (SPMs) mainly focus on surgical robots, exoskeleton robots, entertainment equipment, and other fields. However, compared with the SPM, the structure types and ...

    Authors: Ziming Chen, Xuechan Chen, Min Gao, Chen Zhao, Kun Zhao and Yanwen Li
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:29
  12. Recirculation is expected to be identified for its possibility to dramatically decrease the efficiency of planetary gear trains (PGTs). However, it exhibits an unexplained connection with the structure, making...

    Authors: Hong Chen and Xiao-An Chen
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:27
  13. The current research of nuclear control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) movable latch only makes a simple measurement of wear mass. The wear volume and difference in various claw surfaces are ignored and the degrad...

    Authors: Tianda Yu, Guozhong Fu, Yanqing Yu, Liting Zhu, Maofu Liu, Wei Li, Qiang Deng and Zhenbing Cai
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:26
  14. Because of their elastic links and joints, high-speed parallel robots for pick-and-place operations inevitably suffer from residual vibrations that significantly degrade their positioning accuracy. An effectiv...

    Authors: Xianlei Shan, Yuhang Li, Haitao Liu and Tian Huang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:16
  15. The water-lubricated bearings are usually the state of turbulent cavitating flow under high-speed conditions. And the distribution of cavitation bubbles and the interface effect between the two phases have not...

    Authors: Xiaohui Lin, Shun Wang, Shuyun Jiang and Shaowen Zhang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:13
  16. To integrate driver experience and heterogeneous vehicle platform characteristics in a motion-planning algorithm, based on the driver-behavior-based transferable motion primitives (MPs), a general motion-plann...

    Authors: Haijie Guan, Boyang Wang, Jiaming Wei, Yaomin Lu, Huiyan Chen and Jianwei Gong
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:9
  17. Robot manipulators perform a point-point task under kinematic and dynamic constraints. Due to multi-degree-of-freedom coupling characteristics, it is difficult to find a better desired trajectory. In this pape...

    Authors: Zesheng Wang, Yanbiao Li, Kun Shuai, Wentao Zhu, Bo Chen and Ke Chen
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:7
  18. To accommodate the gait and balance disorder of the elderly with age progression and the occurrence of various senile diseases, this paper proposes a novel gait balance training robot (G-Balance) based on a si...

    Authors: Fu Yuan, Diansheng Chen, Chenghang Pan, Jun Du, Xiaodong Wei and Min Wang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2022 35:2
  19. Vertical picking method is a predominate method used to harvest cotton crop. However, a vertical picking method may cause spindle bending of the cotton picker if spindles collide with stones on the cotton fiel...

    Authors: Xingzheng Chen, Congbo Li, Rui Hu, Ning Liu and Chi Zhang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:136
  20. The singularity problem brings troubles to the design and application for the parallel mechanism. Currently, redundant actuation is one of the useful methods to solve this singularity problem. However, faced t...

    Authors: Chen Zhao, Jingke Song, Xuechan Chen, Ziming Chen and Huafeng Ding
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:121
  21. Deformation of the flexspline is the basis of analyzing tooth trajectory and designing tooth profile. Considering the tooth influence on the position of equivalent neutral layer, a piecewise method for calcula...

    Authors: Yunpeng Yao, Xiaoxia Chen, Jingzhong Xing, Liteng Shi and Yuqi Wang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:104
  22. Advanced mathematical tools are used to conduct research on the kinematics analysis of hybrid mechanisms, and the generalized analysis method and concise kinematics transfer matrix are obtained. In this study,...

    Authors: Peng Sun, Yanbiao Li, Ke Chen, Wentao Zhu, Qi Zhong and Bo Chen
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:98
  23. Robotic grippers have been used in industry as end-effectors but are usually limited to operations in pre-defined workspace. However, few devices can capture irregularly shaped dynamic targets in space, underw...

    Authors: Jiankun Yang, Chengwei Ren, Chenghao Yang, Youyu Wang, Shumin Wan and Rongjie Kang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:77
  24. Motion control of the human hand is the most complex part of the human body. It has always been a challenge for a good balance between the cost, weight, responding speed, grasping force, finger extension, and ...

    Authors: Teru Chen, Xingwei Zhao, Guocai Ma, Bo Tao and Zhouping Yin
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:76
  25. The distinguishing feature of a vertical ball screw feed system without counterweight is that the spindle system weight directly acts on the kinematic joints. Research into the dynamic characteristics under ac...

    Authors: Cunfan Zou, Huijie Zhang, Jun Zhang, Dongdong Song, Hui Liu and Wanhua Zhao
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:65
  26. The hydraulic exoskeleton is one research hotspot in the field of robotics, which can take heavy load due to the high power density of the hydraulic system. However, the  traditional hydraulic system is normal...

    Authors: Maowen Sun, Xiaoping Ouyang, Jouni Mattila, Huayong Yang and Gang Hou
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:31
  27. The lower-mobility parallel mechanism has been widely used in the engineering field due to its numerous excellent characteristics. However, little work has been devoted to the actuator selection and placement ...

    Authors: Shihua Li, Yanxia Shan, Jingjun Yu and Yaxiong Ke
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:28
  28. Prostatic hyperplasia and tumor are common diseases, and the minimally invasive surgery inserting the instruments through the urethra into the prostate is commonly conducted. Taking the robotic manipulator for...

    Authors: Hu Shi, Jiajie Li, Lianjie Guo and Xuesong Mei
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:25
  29. Nowadays, mild hypothermia is widely used in the fields of post-cardiac arrest resuscitation, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, large-scale cerebral infarction, and craniocerebral injury. In this paper, a locally m...

    Authors: Na Wang, Qinghua Liu, Yan Shi, Shijun Wang, Xianzhi Zhang, Chengwei Han, Yixuan Wang, Maolin Cai and Xunming Ji
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:23
  30. In this study, a humanoid prototype of 2-DOF (degrees of freedom) lower limb exoskeleton is introduced to evaluate the wearable comfortable effect between person and exoskeleton. To improve the detection accur...

    Authors: Zhenlei Chen, Qing Guo, Huiyu Xiong, Dan Jiang and Yao Yan
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:22
  31. Isomorphism detection is fundamental to the synthesis and innovative design of kinematic chains (KCs). The detection can be performed accurately by using the similarity of KCs. However, there are very few work...

    Authors: Liang Sun, Zhizheng Ye, Fuwei Lu, Rongjiang Cui and Chuanyu Wu
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:20
  32. Interfacial structure greatly affects the mechanical properties of laminated plates. However, the critical material properties that impact the interfacial morphology, appearance, and associated bonding mechani...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Wenxian Wang, Zhifeng Yan and Jie Zhang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:8
  33. Large pressure equipment needs to be tested regularly to ensure safe operation; wall-climbing robots can carry the necessary tools to inspect spherical tanks, such as cameras and non-destructive testing equipm...

    Authors: Chunlei Tu, Shanshan Jin, Kai Zheng, Xingsong Wang and Sichong Sun
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:5
  34. Gas bearings, which have the advantages of low frictional resistance and power loss, high rotational speed and high temperature operation, and long life, are more suitable than are traditional liquid lubricate...

    Authors: Huaqi Lian, Hong Wu, Yulong Li and Chengjun Rong
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:98
  35. As for the complex operational tasks in the unstructured environment with narrow workspace and numerous obstacles, the traditional robots cannot accomplish these mentioned complex operational tasks and meet th...

    Authors: Yongjie Zhao, Xiaogang Song, Xingwei Zhang and Xinjian Lu
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:96
  36. Converting customer needs into specific forms and providing consumers with services are crucial in product design. Currently, conversion is no longer difficult due to the development of modern technology, and ...

    Authors: Tao Yang, Xueshan Gao and Fuquan Dai
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:86
  37. Current research concerning legged platforms and wheeled platforms primarily focuses on terrain adaptive capability and speed capability, respectively. Compared with wheeled platforms, legged platforms with a ...

    Authors: Chaoran Wei, Yanan Yao, Jianxu Wu and Ran Liu
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:80
  38. The current type synthesis of the redundant actuated parallel mechanisms is adding active-actuated kinematic branches on the basis of the traditional parallel mechanisms, or using screw theory to perform multi...

    Authors: Yongquan Li, Yang Zhang and Lijie Zhang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:78
  39. As a type of multiconfiguration mechanism that can operate in an under-actuated state, metamorphic mechanisms were proposed more than two decades ago and attracted significant interest. Studies on structural s...

    Authors: Qiang Yang, Guangbo Hao, Shujun Li, Hongguang Wang and Haiyang Li
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:77
  40. Devices with variable stiffness are drawing more and more attention with the growing interests of human-robot interaction, wearable robotics, rehabilitation robotics, etc. In this paper, the authors report on ...

    Authors: Zhuang Zhang, Genliang Chen, Weicheng Fan, Wei Yan, Lingyu Kong and Hao Wang
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:75
  41. As the structures of multiarm robots are serially arranged, the packaging and transportation of these robots are often inconvenient. The ability of these robots to operate objects must also be improved. Addres...

    Authors: Fu-Qun Zhao, Sheng Guo, Hai-Jun Su, Hai-Bo Qu and Ya-Qiong Chen
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:70
  42. Space-deployable mechanisms can be used as supporting structures for large-diameter antennas in space engineering. This study proposes a novel method for constructing the surface design of space reflector ante...

    Authors: Pengyuan Zhao, Jinguo Liu, Chenchen Wu, Yangmin Li and Keli Chen
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:68
  43. It has been challenging to design seedling pick-up mechanism based on given key points and trajectories, because it involves dimensional synthesis and rod length optimization. In this paper, the dimensional sy...

    Authors: Zhipeng Tong, Gaohong Yu, Xiong Zhao, Pengfei Liu and Bingliang Ye
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:63
  44. In gear transmission, temperature rise has a non-negligible impact on the accuracy, noise and transmission efficiency. However, there is no relevant research on the temperature rise of the anti-backlash single...

    Authors: Shisong Wang, Shike Wang, Jie Wang and Xingqiao Deng
    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:59