Explorations in the History and Heritage of Machines and Mechanisms

Proceedings of the 2018 HMM IFToMM Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

  • Baichun Zhang
  • Marco Ceccarelli
Conference proceedings

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Engineers and Their Stories

  3. History of Machine Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. S. M. Sheikh, K. S. Zakiuddin
      Pages 77-88
    3. M. Sohail Pervez, K. S. Zakiuddin
      Pages 89-100
    4. Juan Carlos Jauregui-Correa, Omar Escamilla-Gonzalez
      Pages 101-112
    5. Xiaolei Shi
      Pages 113-122
    6. Y. H. Chen, Marco Ceccarelli, Hong-Sen Yan
      Pages 123-133
    7. S. Gargaro, M. Cigola, A. Gallozzi, R. Catuogno
      Pages 144-159
    8. E. Chiavoni
      Pages 160-171
  4. Ancient Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. M. Ceccarelli, P. G. Molari, S. Ceccarelli, C. Conti, G. Martines
      Pages 187-198
    3. S. Torres-Garrido, R. Lopez-Garcia, D. Carou-Porto, R. Dorado-Vicente
      Pages 213-226
  5. History of Modern Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Teun Koetsier
      Pages 296-309
    3. Qiang Huang, Tianqi Yang, Wenxi Liao, Weimin Zhang, Zhangguo Yu, Xuechao Chen et al.
      Pages 310-323
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-352

About these proceedings


This is the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms that was held in Beijing, China, in September 2018.  The Symposium provided an international forum for presenting and discussing historical developments in the field of Machine and Mechanism Science (MMS). Special sections focused on the following topics:

 .       modern reviews of past works

 ·       engineers in history, and their works

 ·       direct memories of the recent past

 ·       the development of theories

 ·       the history of the design of machines and mechanisms

 ·       development of automation and robots

 ·       the development of teaching of MMS

 ·       the schools and institutes of mechanical engineering

 ·       the heritage of machines and mechanisms


Mechanism and Machine Science History of Mechanism and Machine Science IFToMM History and Heritage automation and robots

Editors and affiliations

  • Baichun Zhang
    • 1
  • Marco Ceccarelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for the History of Natural SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.LARM: Laboratory of Robotics and MechatronicsUniversity of Cassino and South LatiumCassinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03537-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03538-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3442
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-3426
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