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MapleSim and Maple used in advanced research projects at the Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics Lab at SUNY Buffalo

The Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Lab is a research laboratory in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences in The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. The lab combines an in-depth understanding of mathematical theory with experimental validation to develop a new generation of smart mechanical and mechatronic systems.

Their work includes projects in haptic devices for surgical simulations, musculoskeletal simulation to refine human-machine interactions, cooperative payload transport by robot collectives, and omnidirectional wheeled robots. Several of their research projects have directly resulted in the creation of commercially available devices that are then used by labs around the world for education and further research.

One of the ARM lab’s research projects involved the study of kinematic and dynamic simulations of 6 degree of freedom 6-Prismatic-Universal-Spherical (6-P-U-S) type manipulators. This type of manipulator combines a platform that moves and a fixed base, interconnected by several legs. In his research, Dr. Krovi and his research team analyzed a general 6 DOF 6-P-U-S manipulator. They used Maple and MapleSim to automatically generate the governing equations, and conducted a kinematic analysis of those equations with Maple.

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IEEE Webinar: Highly Efficient Models of Multibody Systems for HIL Simulation of Robotic Systems
Dr. Amir Khajepour
President AEMK Systems; Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo; Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems
Presenters Dr. Tom Lee
Vice President Applications Engineering and Chief Evangelist, Maplesoft


A recording is now available from last month's webinar with the IEEE.
See below for more details.

This webinar presents techniques and applications for rapidly developing computationally optimized models for HIL simulation of high-fidelity physical plant models. Using symbolic computation techniques, multibody models can be effectively preprocessed to select optimal coordinate frames, eliminate redundant calculations, simplify algebraic constraints, and generate computationally minimal code for real-time deployment. Applications in robotics, including space and industrial robotics, will be presented.

To view the recording, click here.

Application Center Media Center
Double Pipe Countercurrent Heat Exchanger
Author: Maplesoft

In this model, water on the shell-side heats milk on the tube-side in a countercurrent double-pipe heat exchanger.
DirectSearch optimization package, version 2
Author: Dr. Sergey Moiseev

The DirectSearch package is a collection of commands to numerically compute local and global minimums (maximums) of nonlinear multivariate function with (without) constraints
A new algorithm for computing the multivariate Faà di Bruno’s formula
Author: Dr. Giuseppe Guarino
Prof. Domenico Senato
Dr. Elvira Di Nardo

We provide a new algorithm for computing the multivariate Faà di Bruno's formula. We follow a symbolic approach based on the classical umbral calculus that leads back the computation of the multivariate Faà di Bruno's formula to a suitable multinomial expansion. The resulting computational times are faster compared with procedures existing in the literature.

Maplesoft Books
Discovering Mathematics: A Problem-Solving Approach to Mathematical Analysis with Mathematica® and Maple(TM)
Author: Jiří Gregor, Jaroslav Tišer
Cleveland Golf turns to MapleSim
Scientific Computing World, December 6, 2010

Extract: "Engineers from Cleveland Golf have selected MapleSim, a physical modelling and simulation tool from Maplesoft, to help them increase the performance of their drivers. In particular, they were looking for an efficient model which would allow them to explore the effects of different shaft designs on club performance."

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