September 20 – 21, 2018
UFSC – Campus Blumenau
Auditorium of the Federal University of Santa Catarina – Campus Blumenau


4rd WMRD,  Fourth Workshop on Mechanism and Robot Design, is an event promoted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina – Campus Blumenau, the Robotics Laboratory (LAR) of Federal University of Santa Catarina and the Research Group in Robotics (GPROB). This workshop brings together students, researchers and professors from the areas of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. The program of the workshop will consist of lectures which, together with informal conversations, will offer the participants a unique opportunity to share experiences and current trends in the areas of mechanisms and robotics.

In its fourth edition, 4th WMRD will be held in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil, hosted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina – Campus Blumanu.

4th WMRD will bring the international lecturer:

Fabricio Brasil: Professor Fabrício Lima Brasil is Researcher in Neuroengineering with a high experience in field of Biomedical Engineering, Brain Machine/Computer Interface (BMI/BCI), Rehabilitation of stroke survivals and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Development of Devices, Plasticity and Brain Stimulation techniques, like: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Professor Fabrício is researcher at the “Walk Again Project” together with Professor Miguel Nicolellis and is coordinator of the Post-Graduation Program in Neuroengineering of the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience (ELS-IIN), from the Santos Dumont Institute (ISD).

Workshop Topics:

Mechanisms and Robotics
* Computational Kinematics
* Theory of mechanisms
* Mechanism design
* Dynamics
* Kinematic analysis of serial and parallel robots
* Robot motion planning
* Autonomous robot

Mathematics Aided Robotics
* Screw Theory
* Clifford Algebras
* Lie Algebras
* Graph Theory
* Group Theory