ARK - Advances in Robot Kinematics is a boutique robotics international series of symposia. The first symposium was organized by J. Lenarčič in Ljubljana in 1988. The initial supports to organize a specialized robotics conference on robot kinematics was supported by scientists of the highest reputation, such as B. Roth, O, Khatib, K. Waldron, J. Angeles, v. Parenti-Castelli, M.M. McCarthy, M. Stanisic, B. Siciliano and others. So far, 18 symposia have been held.
ARK was one of the first world conferences that was specialized in its specific topic. Before ARK, the contributions of robotic kinematics were scattered across different conferences and in different sections. ARK united the research community under one roof, creating a community of kinematicians. This marked the beginning of a period of close cooperation and exchange.
The proceedings of ARKs are published in the form of edited books, which have been published by Springer (initially Kluwer) from the very beginning. Many original scientific achievements in the field of robot kinematics were published at ARKs. Some experts have stated that ARK is the primary source of the latest results in the field of robotic kinematics.
Since 1992, ARK has been organized under patronage of IFToMM, while maintaining its inherent independence.
- ROBOT KINEMATICS ANALYSIS
- ROBOT KINEMATICS MODELLING AND SIMULATION
- KINEMATIC DESIGN AND KINEMATICS ROBOT CONTROL
- KINEMATICS THEORY AND METHODOLOGY
- INEMATICS IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND HUMANOID ROBOTICS
- KINEMATICS OF PARALLEL ROBOTS
- CABLE ROBOTS
- CONTINUUM ROBOTS
- OVERCONSTRAINED MECHANISMS
- COMPLIANT MECHANISMS
- REDUNDANT ROBOTS
- SYNGULARITY ANALISYS