The Significance and Role of IFToMM Poland in the Creative Development of Mechanism and Machine Science

  • Józef Wojnarowski
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 1)


Machines are motors of the economy. This domain of the theory of machines and mechanisms may be regarded to be a determinant of the development of technology. The developed study of mechanisms and machines is characterized as an interdisciplinary science with the possibility of motion-controlled programming. The dynamic development of many disciplines of technical sciences and nanotechnology has led to activities inspired by various bases of knowledge. Such an interaction has led to creating in the past neomechanics, the present mechatronics and in the future may be neuromechanics. Mechatronics, which was first created out of mechanical engineering as a theory of controlled motion, can be regarded as a discipline, the paradigm of which is apparent from the imposition of formalism, rights and principles of scientific disciplines, in particular principles of the science of mechanisms and machines. In this meaning the science of mechanisms and machines is dominant in formulating and solving engineering problems, and this is a key factor formulating twenty-first century civilization. Intelligent machines operate on the principle of the synergistic interaction of mechanical subsystems, hydraulic, electronic and optical computing.

The IFToMM Poland -the Polish Committee of the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (PC TMM) has taken upon itself to solve problems of importance for the development of technology and the creation of new mechanisms. Thanks to the activity of IFToMM Poland our country is one of the most important links of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science.


Mechanical Engineering 40th Anniversary Polish Academy International Federation Plenary Session 
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I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Professor Marco Ceccarelli for his cooperation with the POLISH COMMITTEE of the THEORY of MACHINES and MECHANISMS.

I wish to express my gratitude to all the members of the Polish Committee for their creative activity within the discipline of the theory of mechanisms and machines and for their participation in the proceedings of IFToMM World Congresses and the Polish Committee of TMM.

Last not least, to the hands of Prof. Władysław Włosiński, chairman of the fourth Department of Technological Sciences PAN I wish to express my thanks to the Polish Academy of Sciences for supporting our endeavor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Silesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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