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Prof. Marco Ceccarelli

Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronicsfellow

University of Cassino and South Latium,Italy

Email: ceccarelli@unicas.it

Research fields

Analysis and Design of Workspace and Manipulation

Mechanical Design of Manipulator

Legged Robots

Grippers and Hands

Mechanics of Grasp

History of TMM

Mechanism Design


1987 Ph.D., Mech. Eng., Engineer degree, University ‘La Sapienza ‘ of Rome, Italy

1982 Mech. Engineer degree, University ‘La Sapienza ‘ of Rome, Italy

Publications (Selected)

  1. Bautista Paz E., Ceccarelli M., Echavarri Otero J., Munoz Sanz, J.J., A brief illustrated history of machines and mechanisms, Science and Engineering, Book series on History of Machines and Machine Science, Vol.10, Springer, Dordrecht, 2010. DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2512-8. ISBN: 978-90-481-2511-1205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  2. Koetsier T. and Ceccarelli M. (Eds.), Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms, Book series on History of Machines and Machine Science, Vol.15, Springer, Dordrecht, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4132-4. ISBN: 978-94-007-4131-7205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  3. Ceccarelli M. (Editor), Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science: Their Contributions and Legacies – Part 3, Book series on History of Machines and Machine Science, Volume 26, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8947-9-0205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  4. Ceccarelli M., A short account of History of IFToMM and its role in MMS, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 89, 2015, pp.75-91, 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2014.09.007205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  5. Ceccarelli M., Teoli G., Corradino D’Ascanio and His Design of Vespa Scooter, Multibody Mechatronic Systems, Mechanisms and Machine Science 25, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 399- 410. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-09858-6_38205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  6. Ceccarelli M.. Early Machine Industry in the Kingdom of Two Sicilies in 19-th century, XX CONGRESO NACIONAL DE INGENIERÍA MECÁNICA AEIM, Malaga, 2014, CD Proceedigns, paper 06 -02.205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  7. Marco Ceccarelli, Are Theory and Procedures for Mechanism Designs Suitable as Goods of Cultural Heritage?, Revista internacional de los estudios vascos, Vol.59, 1, pp.36-50, 2014, ISSN0212-7016.205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  8. Ceccarelli M., Giuseppe Antonio Borgnis (1781–1863), in: Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science – Part 3, History of Mechanism and Machine Science Volume 26, 2014, pp 41-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8947-9-3205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  9. Ceccarelli Marco, Breve storia della Meccanica Applicata alle macchine in Italia , Atti del Quinto Congresso Italiano di Storia dell’Ingegneria, Ed Cuzzolin, Napoli, 2014, pp. 87-102. ISBN 978-88-87479-80-5205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  10. Yao S., Carbone G. , Ceccarelli M., Wu L., Lu Z. “Grasping Simulation of an Underactuated Finger Mechanism for LARM Hand”, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Vol.30, No.1, 2010, pp.87- 97, paper205-5134,Acta Press,ISSN:0228-6203DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2010.1.205-5134.
  11. Ceccarelli M., The mechanics of Archimedes towards modern mechanism design, The Genius of Archimedes – 23 centuries of influence on Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Book series on History of Machines and Machine Science, Vol.11, Springer, Dordrecht,2010, pp. 177-187,.ISBN: 978-90-481-9090-4DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9091-1_12
  12. Giuseppe CARBONE, Marco CECCARELLI, Comparison of indices for stiffness performance evaluation, Front. Mech. Eng. China 2010, 5(3): 270–278,DOI 10.1007/s11465-010-0023-z
  13. Liang, C., Ceccarelli, M., 2009, Design and Simulation a Waist-Trunk System for a Humanoid Robot, In proceedings of the 18th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control, Springer, Wien, pp. 217-225.
  14. Ceccarelli Marco, Parallel Manipulator Architectures from CAPAMAN Design,Proceedings of the RAAD 2010, 19th International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region RAAD 2010, June 22-25, 2010, Budapest, paper 55.DOI 10.1109/RAAD.2010.5524588
  15. Cigola M., Russo F., Rossi C.,Ceccarelli M.,Strumenti GRECO-ROMANI perla misuradelledistanze,Atti II Convegno Naz. Storia dell’Ingegneria, Napoli, 2010, pp. 219-228.
  16. Castejón C., Carbone G., García-Prada J.C., Ceccarelli M., “A Multi-Objective Optimization of a Robotic Arm for Service Tasks”, Strojniški vestnik - Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol.56, No.5, pp.316-329, 2010. ISSN 0039-2480
  17. Marco Ceccarelli, Problems and experiences in using parallel manipulators for medical applications, an International Workshop ROBOMED 2010: New trends in the development of parallel robots for medical applications, Cluj-Napoca, 2010, paper no.5.
  18. Marco Ceccarelli, Giuseppe Carbone, Erika Ottaviano, Mechanism Solutions for Legged Robots Overcoming Obstacles, New Trends in Mechanism Science, Analysis and DesignSeries:Mechanisms and Machine Science, Vol. 5, 1st Edition., 2010, pp. 545-553,ISBN: 978-90-481-9688-3, DOI: 10.10007/ 978-90-481-9689-0_63.
  19. Conghui Liang, Marco Ceccarelli, Giuseppe Carbone,An Experimental Characterization of Operation of a Waist-Trunk System with Parallel Manipulator,The First IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, October 21 - 25, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010,Paper ID: 250042. (Best paper Award)
  20. Özgün Selvi, Marco Ceccarelli, An experimental evaluation of earthquake effects on mechanism operation, Proceedings of the int.l symposium of mechanism and machine science AzCIFToMM, 2010, 5-8 October, Izmir,Turkey, pp 408-416.
  21. G Carbone, R Nakadate, J Solis3, M Ceccarelli, A Takanishi3, E Minagawa, M Sugawara, and K Niki,, Workspace analysis and design improvement of a carotid flow measurement system, Proc. IMechE Vol. 224 Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine, pp.1311-1323.DOI 10.1243/09544119JEIM667
  22. Marco Ceccarelli, Alessandro Di Rienzo, Giuseppe Carbone, Piero Torassa, A STUDY ON BALANCE ERRORS IN PNEUMATIC TYRES,International Journal of Mechanics and Control, Vol. 11, No. 02,pp.15-26, 2010,ISSN 1590-8844.
  23. Ceccarelli M.,Clasificación de manipuladores 3R en función del espacio de Trabajo,XVIII CongresoNacional de Ingeniería Mecánica, Ciudad Real, 2010, paper no. 191.
  24. H. Gu, N. E. Nava Rodriguez, M. Ceccarelli,Dynamics simulation of operation for a clutched arm,XVIII CongresoNacional de Ingeniería Mecánica, Ciudad Real, 2010, paper no. 250.
  25. Ch. Pinto, J. Corral, A. Hernández, M. Ceccarelli, Un procedimiento para la obtención de espacios de trabajo basado en criterios estructurales,XVIII CongresoNacional de Ingeniería Mecánica, Ciudad Real, 2010, paper no. 184.
  26. Ceccarelli M., Design and experimental validation of mechanisms for novel applications,International Conference On Multi Body Dynamics ( ICMBD – 2011 ),February 24th -26th , 2011 atK L University, Vijayawada, A.P, India,Keynote paper, pp.233-249.
  27. Hao Gu and Marco Ceccarelli, Trajectory Planning for a 1-DOF Clutched Robotic Arm, Robotica: Cambridge University Press 2010, doi:10.1017/S0263574710000603, Vol.29, n.4, pp.745-756.
  28. Liang C., Gu H., Ceccarelli M., Carbone G., “Design and Operation of a Tripod Walking Robot Via Dynamics Simulation”, International Journal Robotica, vol. 29 : pp 733-743, 2011. doi:10.1017/S0263574710000615
  29. Hao Guand Marco Ceccarelli, RING WORKSPACE TOPOLOGY OF THREE-REVOLUTE MANIPULATORS, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 31, No. 2, 143-153, 2011. DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2011.2.205-5407
  30. M. Ceccarelli, Mechanism Designs of Cultural Heritage,13th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science IFToMM 2011,Guanajuato,2011, paper n.A21-393.
  31. Carbone, C. Liang, H. Gu, M. Ceccarelli, A. Burisch and A. Raatz,Design and Simulation of a Binary Actuated Parallel Micro-Manipulator,13th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science IFToMM 2011,Guanajuato,2011, paper n.A12-332.
  32. H. Kerle, K. Mauersberger, and M. Ceccarelli,Historical Remarks on Past Model Collections of Machines and Mechanisms in Europe,13th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science IFToMM 2011,Guanajuato,2011, paper n.A21-279.

Profile Details

Marco Ceccarelli was born in Rome in 1958. He received the mechanical engineer degree cum laude in 1982 at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. At the same University he received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mechanics in 1988. In 1987 he was visiting scholar at Stanford University, U.S.A., and in 1990 he received a CNR-NATO annual grant as visiting professor at the Technical University of Valencia, Spain. Since 1990 he teaches courses on Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms, and Mechanics of Robots at the School of Engineering at the University of Cassino. Since 1996 he is Director of LARM, the Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Cassino and South Latium. Since 2001 he is Full Professor of Mechanics of Machinery and Mechanisms at Cassino University. From 2003 to 2005 he has been Vice Director of DiMSAT Department. His research interests cover aspects of Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (TMM) and Mechanics of Robots. Specific subjects of his interest are Analysis and Design of Workspace and Manipulation; Mechanical Design of Manipulators, Legged Robots; Grippers and Hands; Mechanics of Grasp; History of TMM; and Mechanism Design. He is author or co-author of more than six hundreds papers, which have been presented at Conferences or published in national and international journals.

Last updated: 2016-01-09