Professor McCarthy’s Research

Robotics and Automation Laboratory

Analysis and Synthesis of Spatial Movement

Please see Mechanical Design 101 for a collection of our recent research results as well as other interesting and useful material. Six-bar linkage animations and prototypes, our Mathematica four-bar linkage design notebooks, and information on our Mechanism Generator software for SolidWorks.

21st Century Kinematics

Select this link for a brief history of the mathematical theory of mechanisms and robotics which is an editorial I have prepared for the Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics.A follow on editorial discusses recent research trends in 21st Century kinematics.

Racecar Engineering

Since 2004, I have worked with students in Racecar Engineering to develop team engineering skills. Please see my facebook page for photographs and videos of our efforts over the years.Our 2011 UCI Energy Invitational is scheduled for March 22-23, 2011 at Willow Springs Motorsports Park. Please contact me if you would like to join us.

Linkage Animations

Select this link for convertible car top and other Linkage Animations. This link has more animations for planar, spherical and spatial four-bar linkages.

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