Publications

Archival Journal Publications
  • J. Bishop-Moser, S. Kota, ‘ Design and Modeling of Generalized Fiber-reinforced Pneumatic Soft Actuators,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  • G. Krishnan, J. Bishop-Moser, C. Kim, S. Kota, ‘Kinematics of a General Class of Pneumatic Artificial Muscles,’ J. of Mechanisms and Robotics, J. Mechanisms Robotics 7(4), 041014. Nov. 2015
  • S. Kota, Shape-Shifting Things to Come, Scientific American, pp. 58-65, May 2014
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘A Metric to Evaluate and Synthesize Distributed Compliant Mechanisms’, J. Mech. Des. 135, 011004 (2013).
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, and S. Kota. "Building block method: a bottom-up modular synthesis methodology for distributed compliant mechanisms," Mechanical Sciences 3 (2012).
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘A kinetostatic formulation for load flow visualization in compliant mechanisms’, accepted for publication in the ASME journal of Mechanisms and Robotics.
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘An Intrinsic Geometric framework for the synthesis of single-point mechanisms’, ASME journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 3, 011001 (2011)
  • Jutte, C.V. and Kota, S., 2009, “Design of Single, Multiple, and Scaled Nonlinear Springs for Prescribed Non-linear Responses,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 011003 (2010), DOI:10.1115/1.4000595
  • Cappelleri, D., J., Krishnan, G., Kim, C., Kumar, V., and Kota, S., “Toward the Design of a Decoupled, Two-Dimensional, Vision-Based mu N Force Sensor”, J. Mechanisms Robotics 2, (2010), DOI:10.1115/1.4001093.
  • Trease, B., and Kota, S., “Design of Adaptive and Controllable Compliant Systems With Embedded Actuators and Sensors”, J. Mech. Des. 131, 111001 (2009), DOI:10.1115/1.3149848
  • Krishnan,G., Kim, C.,and Kota, S., “An Intrinsic Geometric Framework for the Building Block Synthesis of Single Point Compliant Mechanisms”, ASME journal of Mechanisms and Robotics.
  • Oh. Y. S. Kota, Synthesis of Multi-stable Compliant Mechanisms using Combinations of Bi-Stable Mechanisms," ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, 131(2): February 2009
  • C. Jutte, S. Kota, “Design of Single, Multiple, and Scaled Nonlinear Springs for Prescribed Nonlinear Responses”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design.
  • B. Trease, S. Kota, Design of adaptive and controllable compliant systems with embedded actuators and sensors, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, MD-07-1387.
  • Jutte, C.V. and Kota, S., "Design of Nonlinear Springs for Prescribed Load-Displacement Functions," ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design (Accepted).
  • Tanakorn Tantanawat and Sridhar Kota, "Design of Compliant Mechanisms for Minimizing Input Power in Dynamic Applications," Journal of Mechanical Design, October 2007, Volume 129, Issue 10, pp. 1064-1075.
  • Kim, C. J., Moon, Y.-M., and Kota, S., 2008. “A building block approach to the conceptual synthesis of compliant mechanisms utilizing compliance and stiffness ellipsoids”. Journal of Mechanical Design, 130, 022308
  • K-J Lu, and S. Kota, Topological and Dimensional Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms using Discrete Optimization, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 128, Sept 2006, pp. 1080-1091.
  • S. Kota, K-J Lu, Z-Kriener, B. Trease, J. Arenas, J. Gieger, Design and Application of Compliant Mechanisms for Surgical Tools, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 127, Nov 2005, pp 981-989.
  • Kim C., Kota S., Y.M. Moon, An Instant Center Approach Towards the Conceptual Design of Compliant Mechanisms, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 128, May 2006, pp 542-550.
  • Trease B., Moon Y-M, Kota S., Design of Large Displacement Compliant Joints, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol 127, July 2005, pp 788-798
  • Lu K-J, S. Kota, An Effective Method of Synthesizing Compliant Adaptive Structures using Load Path Representation, Journal of Intelligent Materials, Systems, and Structures. 2005.
  • S.Kota, J.A. Hetrick, R.F. Osborn, D. Paul, E. Pendleton, P. Flick, C. Tilman, “ Design and Application of Compliant Mechanisms for Morphing Aircraft Structures, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5054 (2003).
  • Joo J., Kota S., Topology Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms Using Non-linear Beam Elements, Mechanics of Structures and Machines, 2003
  • Osborn R.F., Kota S., Hetrick J., Geister D., Tilman C.P., Joo J., “ Active Flow Control using High-Frequency Compliant Structures, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Volume 40, No. 6, Nov-Dec. 2003.
  • Lu K-J, S. Kota, Design of Compliant Mechanisms for Morphing Structural Shapes, Journal of Intelligent Materials, Systems, and Structures. Vol. 14, No. 6 page 379-391. 2003.
  • Moon, Y., and S. Kota, “Design of Reconfigurable Machine Tools, “ ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, May 2002, Vol 124: 480-483
  • Moon, Y., and S. Kota, “Generalized Kinematic Modeling Method for Reconfigurable Machine Tools,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, March 2002, Vol. 124, pp 47-51Li Z., and S. Kota, Virtual Prototyping and Motion Simulation with ADAMS, ASME JCISE, November 2002.
  • Moon, Y-M., S. Kota, “Automated Synthesis of Mechanisms using Dual-Vector Algebra,” International Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, Vol 37 (2002), Pp 143-166.
  • Gopalakrishnan,V., Fedawa D., Mehrabi, M.G., Kota S., and Orlandea N., “ Parallel Structures and Their Applications in Reconfigurable Machining Systems,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science, May 2002, Vol. 24: 483-485.
  • Kalnas R., S. Kota, “Incorporating Uncertainty into Mechanism Synthesis”, Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, 36, (2001), pp 843-851. Pergamon Press
  • Saggere L., S. Kota, “Synthesis of Planar, Compliant Four-bar Mechanisms for Compliant-Segment Motion Generation,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 123, Number 4, December 2001, pp 535-541.
  • S. Kota, J. Joo, Zhe Li, Rodgers S.M., J. Sneigowski. Design of Compliant Mechanisms: Applications to MEMS, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing-An International Journal, 29, 7-15, 2001. Kluwer Academic Publications.
  • S. Kota, K. Sethuraman, R. Miller, “ A Metric for Evaluating Design Commonality in Product Families,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 122, pp. 403-410, December 2000.
  • J-Y Joo, S. Kota, and N. Kikuchi, "Topological Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms Using Linear Beam Elements," Mechanics and Structures of Machines. 28(4), 245-280, 2000.
  • S. Kota, J. Hetrick, Z. Li, L. Saggere, “Tailoring Unconventional Actuators with Compliant Transmissions: Design Methods and Applications,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp396-408, December 1999.
  • S. Kota, and E. Slimko, “A Novel Double Dwell Mechanism for Enhancing Power Output of a Ringbom Stirling Engine,” International Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory.
  • Frecker M., Kikuchi N., Kota S., “Topology Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms with Multiple Outputs,” To appear in Structural Optimization, Springer-Verlag, 1999.
  • Hetrick J., Kota S., “An Energy Efficiency Formulation for Parametric Size and Shape Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, June 1999, Vol. 21, pp. 229-234.
  • Saggere, L., Kota S., “Static Shape Control of Smart Structures Using Compliant Mechanisms,” AIAA Journal, Volume 37, Number 5, pp.572-578, May 1999.
  • Kota S., Chiou S-J, “Automated Conceptual Design of Mechanisms,” International Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, No. 34 (1999) pp. 467-495, Pergamon Press.
  • Ullah, I., Kota S., “Globally-Optimal Synthesis of Mechanisms for Path Generation using Fourier Descriptors and Global Search Methods,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design., Vol. 199, No.4, pp. 504-510, December, 1997.
  • Frecker M.I., Ananthasuresh G.K., Nishiwaka S., Kikuchi, N., Kota S., “Topological Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms Using Multi-Criteria Optimization,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 119, No. 2, pp. 238 -245, June 1997.
  • Chuenchom T., Kota S., “Synthesis of Programmable Mechanisms using Adjustable Dyads,” ASME Transactions, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 119, No. 2, pp. 232-237, June 1997.
  • Kota S., Ananthasuresh, G.K., Crary S.B., Wise, K.D., “Design and Fabrication of Microelectromechanical Systems,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 1081-1088.
  • Iyengar G., Lee C-L, Kota S., “Towards an Objective Evaluation of Alternate Designs,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 116, June 1994, pp. 487 - 492., Also, proceedings of the 1992 ASME Design Technical Conference, DE-Vol. 42, Design Theory and Methodology, pp. 19-25. Arizona, September.
  • Kota S., Lee C-L., “A General Framework for Configuration Design - Application to Hydraulic Systems Synthesis,” Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 4., No. 4, pp. 291-303, 1993.
  • Kota S., Lee C-L., “A General Framework for Configuration Design - Methodology,” Journal of Engineering Design. Vol. 4., No. 4, pp. 277-290, 1993.
  • Kota S., Bidare S., “Systematic Synthesis and Applications of Novel Multi-degree of Freedom Differential Systems,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design., Vol. 119, No. 2, pp. 284-291, June 1997.
  • Kota S., Chiou S.J., “Use of Orthogonal Arrays in Mechanisms Synthesis,” International Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 777-794, 1993, Pergamon Press.
  • Kota S., Chiou S.J. “Conceptual Design of Mechanisms Based on Computational Synthesis and Simulation of Kinematic Building Blocks,” Journal of Research in Engineering Design (1992) 4: pp. 75-87, Springer-Verlag, New York Inc.
  • Esterline A, Kota S., “A General Paradigm for Routine Design - Theory and Implementation,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, AIEDAM, Volume 6, No. 2., pp. 73-93, 1992.
  • Gomes E., Kota S., “A Knowledge-based System for Nondestructive Testing of Polymeric Composite Components,” Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, (1992) Vol. 4, pp. 37-54. Springer-Verlag, New York Inc.
  • Kota S., Boerger J, “A Network-based Expert System for Comparative Analysis of Pulley Assembly Methods,” SAE Transactions, Journal of Materials and Manufacturing - Passenger Cars, 1991.
  • Kota S., “Automatic Selection of Mechanism Designs from a Three-dimensional Design Map,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 114, No. 3, pp. 359-367, September 1992.
  • Kota S., "Generic Models for Designing Mechanisms: A Novel Kinematic Design of a Stirling Engine as an example,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanical Design. Vol. 113, December 1991, pp. 446-450.
  • Barris W., Kota S., Erdman A.G., Riley D.R., " Mechanism Synthesis Using Work Station Environment,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Application, Vol. 8, Number 2, pp. 39-50 March 1988.
  • Kota S., Esterline A., Erdman A.G., Riley D.R., Slagle J.R. " An Expert System for Intelligent Selection of Mechanisms,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM), (1988) 2(1), 17-32.
  • Kota S., Erdman A.G., Riley D.R., " MINN-DWELL - Computer Aided Design and Analysis of Dwell Mechanisms,” International Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory, Vol. 23. No 6, pp. 423-433, 1988.
  • Kota S., Erdman A.G., Riley D.R., " Development of Knowledge Base for Synthesizing Linkage-type Dwell Mechanisms- Part 2. Application,” ASME Transactions. Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions and Automation in Design. Vol. 109, N0. 3, September 1987, pp. 316-321. Also, ASME Paper # 86-DET-48.
  • Kota S., Erdman A.G., Riley D.R., " Development of Knowledge Base for Synthesizing Linkage-type Dwell Mechanisms - Part 1. Theory,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions and Automation in Design, Vol. 109, N0. 3, September 1987, pp. 308-315. Also, ASME Paper # 86-DET-47.
Original Articles of general interest in Trade Journals (ASME, AIAA Etc.)
  • Kota S. “Flexible, Bio-Inspired Machines Are the Future of Engineering” Scientific American, May 2014.
  • Kota S., Hetrick J.A., Osborn R.F., “Adaptive Structures: Moving into Mainstream, Aerospace America, September 2006, pp16-18.
  • S. Kota, “Compliant Systems using Monolithic Mechanisms”, Feature Article in Smart Material Bulletin – An International Newsletter, ISSN 1471-3918, Elsevier Science Ltd. March 2001.
  • Kota S., Erdman A.G. “Motion Control in Product Design,” ASME Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 119, No.8, pp. 74-77, August 1997.
  • Ananthasuresh G.K, S. Kota, “Designing Compliant Mechanisms,” ASME Mechanical Engineering, November 1995.
  • Kota S., “ARMs (Adjustable Robotic Mechanisms) for Low-cost Semi-flexible Automation,” Cover article in SME Robotics Today, First Quarter 1991.
  • Kota S., Lee C-L., “A Look at an Expert System for Hydraulic Design,” Hydraulics and Pneumatic Magazine, Penton Publications May and July 1990.
  • Kota S., Lee C. -L, “Expert Systems for Hydraulics,” Feature article in ASME Mechanical Engineering, February 1990.
  • Kota S., Erdman A.G., Riley D.R., "Dwelling On Design,” Cover Article, ASME Mechanical Engineering, August 1987.
Special Publication
  • Kota S., Londal G., Flynn M., Automotive Product Design and Development Delphi, Forecast and Analysis of North American Automotive Industry Trends Through 2007, Published by the Office of Study for Automotive Transportation. This publication (140+pages) addresses various engineering, educational, technological and management issues in product design and developments including design lead time, design methods, design tools, design strategies, modeling and simulation tools and manufacturing.
Conference Papers
  • Krishnan G., R. Rank, J. Rokosz, P. Carvey, S. Kota, ‘A Strength Based Approach for the Synthesis of a Compliant Nonlinear Spring for an Orthotic Knee Brace’, in proceedings of 2013 ASME-IDETC conference, Portland, OR, August 5-8, 2013
  • Joshua Bishop-Moser, Girish Krishnan, and Sridhar Kota. “Force and moment generation of fiber-reinforced pneumatic soft actuators,” Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE, 2013.
  • Joshua Bishop-Moser, Girish Krishnan, and Sridhar Kota. “Force and hydraulic displacement amplification of fiber reinforced soft actuators,” ASME conference Proceedings, 2013.
  • Joshua Bishop-Moser and Sridhar Kota. “Towards snake-like soft robots: design of fluidic fiber-reinforced elastomeric helical manipulators,” Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE, 2013.
  • Girish Krishnan, Joshua Bishop-Moser, Charles Kim, and Sridhar Kota. “Evaluating mobility behavior of fluid filled fiber-reinforced elastomeric enclosures,” ASME Conference Proceedings, 2012, 2012.
  • Joshua Bishop-Moser, Girish Krishnan, Charles Kim, and Sridhar Kota. “Kinematic synthesis of fiber reinforced soft actuators in parallel combinations,” ASME Conference Proceedings, 2012, 2012.
  • Joshua Bishop-Moser, Girish Krishnan, Charles Kim, and Sridhar Kota. “Design of soft robotic actuators using fluid-filled fiber-reinforced elastomeric enclosures in parallel combinations,” Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pages 4264–4269. IEEE, 2012.
  • J. Bishop-Moser, G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘Kinematic Synthesis of Fiber Reinforced Soft Actuators in Parallel Combination’, to appear in the proceedings of ASME IDETC 2012.
  • G. Krishnan, J. Bishop-Moser, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘Evaluating Mobility Behavior of Fluid Filled Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Enclosures’, to appear in the proceedings of ASME IDETC 2012.
  • J. Bishop-Moser, G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘Design of Soft Robotic Actuators using Fluid Filled Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Enclosures’ submitted to IROS 2012.
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘Load-Transmitter Constraint Sets Part II: A Building Block Based Synthesis Technique for Compliant Mechanisms’, presented at the 2011 ASME-IDETC/CIE, Washington, DC, August 28-30, 2011.
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘A Metric to Evaluate and Synthesize Distributed Compliant Mechanisms’, presented at the 2011 ASME-IDETC/CIE, Washington, DC, August 28-30, 2011
  • D. Cappelleri, G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota, V. Kumar, ‘Towards a design of a decoupled 2-D vision based uN force sensor for micro robotics’, presented at the ASME-IDETC/CIE, San Diego, CA, September 1-3 2009.
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘Synthesis of single port compliant mechanisms using serial concatenation of building blocks’, presented at the ASME-IDETC/CIE, San Diego, CA, September 1-3 2009.
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘Load-Transmitter Constraint Sets Part I: An Effective tool to visualize load flow in Compliant Mechanisms and Structures’, presented at the 2010 ASME-IDETC/CIE, Montreal, QC, August 15-18 2010. (Best Paper Award for “Compliant Mechanisms Theory”)
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘Synthesis of single port compliant mechanisms using serial concatenation of building blocks’, presented at the ASME-IDETC/CIE, San Diego, CA, September 1-3 2009.
  • Cappelleri. D, Krishnan. G, Kim. C, Kumar. V, Kota. S, "Towards the Design of a Decoupled Two-Dimensional, Vision-based uN Force Senosr for Microrobotics", in the proceedings of ASME IDETC/CIE 2009, Sept. 2 2009, San Diego, CA
  • Krishnan. G, Kim. C, Kota. S, " Design Synthesis of 2-D Compliant Mechanisms Utilizing Serial Concatenation of Building Blocks", in the proceedings of ASME IDETC/CIE 2009, August 30- September 2 2009, San Diego, CA.
  • M. S. Cherry, S. Kota, and D. P. Ferris. An elastic exoskeleton for assisting human running. Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, (2009-87355), August 2009.
  • D. E. Berg, D. G. Wilson, B. R. Resor, M. F. Barone and J.C. Berg, S, Kota, G. Ervin, Active Aerodynamic Blade Load Control Impacts on Utility-Scale Wind Turbines, Proc of the American Wind Energy Conference, Chicago, May 2009.
  • D. Berg D., D.Wilson, M.Barone, J. Berg, B. Resor. J. Paquette. J. Zayas, S. Kota, G. Ervin, D. Maric, “Impact of Active Aerodynamic Load Control on Wind Capture at Low Wind Speed Sites” European Wind Energy Conference, Marseille, France, March 2009.
  • G. Krishnan, C. Kim, S. Kota. ‘A Lumped model based concatenation of building blocks for Conceptual Compliant Mechanism design’ presented at the ASME-IDETC-CIE, Brooklyn, NY, August 2008.
  • Krishnan. G, Kim. C, Kota. S, " A Lumped-Model Based Building Block Concatenation for Conceptual Compliant Mechanism Synthesis", in the proceedings of ASME IDETC/CIE 2008, August 3-6 2008, Brooklyn, New York.
  • B. Trease and S. Kota, Topology Synthesis of Compliant Systems with Embedded Actuators and Sensors, 32nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, DETC 2008-49688.
  • Y.Oh, S. Kota, Robust Design of Bi-stable Compliant Mechanisms Using the Bi-Stability of a Clamped-Pinned Beam, DETC2008-49755, Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conference, August 3-6, New York City.
  • S. Kota, G. Ervin, R.Osborn, R. Ormiston, “ Design and Fabrication of Adaptive Leading Edge Rotor Blade”, American Helicopter Society 2008 Forum, Montreal, April 29-May1 2008.
  • B. Trease and S. Kota, Topology Synthesis of Compliant Systems with Embedded Actuators and Sensors, 32nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, DETC 2008-49688
  • Y.Oh, S. Kota, Robust Design of Bi-stable Compliant Mechanisms Using the Bi-Stability of a Clamped-Pinned Beam, DETC2008-49755, Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Enigneering Technical Conference, August 3-6, New York City.
  • S. Kota, G. Ervin, R.Osborn, R. Ormiston, “ Design and Fabrication of Adaptive Leading Edge Rotor Blade”, American Helicopter Society 2008 Forum, Montreal, April 29-May1 2007.
  • B. Trease and S. Kota, 2007, Adaptive and Controllable Compliant Systems with Embedded Actuators and Sensors," Proceedings of SPIE San Diego, CA, March 18-22, Smart Structures and Matls 2007.
  • Y Oh., S. Kota, Synthesis of Multi-stable Equilibrium Compliant Mechanisms Using Combinations of Bi-Stable Mechanisms, DETC2007-34971, Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences DETC/CIE 2007, Sep. 2007, Las Vegas.
  • Trease B., S. Kota, Adaptive and controllable compliant systems with embedded actuators and sensors, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6525, 65251R, (2007), Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007.
  • J.A. Hetrick, R.F. Osborn, S.Kota, P.M. Flick, D.B. Paul, Flight Testing of Mission Adaptive Compliant Wing, 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural, April 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, AIAA 2007-1709.
  • D.L. Carter, R.F. Osborn, J.A Hetrick, S. Kota, The Quest for Efficient Transonic Cruise, 7th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference (ATIO), Sep. 2007, Belfast, Northern Ireland, AIAA 2007-7812
  • M. S. Cherry, S. Kota, and D. P. Ferris. Effects of an elastic knee orthosis on unilateral hopping. Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference, August 2007.
  • Jutte, C.V. and Kota, S., "Design of Planar Nonlinear Springs for Prescribed Load- Displacement Functions," Proceedings of the 2007 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC2007-35535.
  • Y. Oh, and S. Kota, "Synthesis of Multi-stable Equilibrium Compliant Mechanisms using Combinations of Bi-stable Mechanisms," Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Int'l Design Engineering Technical Conf. & Computers and Information in Engineering Conf. IDETC/CIE 2007.
  • Hetrick J., Osborn R.F, Kota S., Flick P., Paul D., ‘Flight Testing of Adaptive Compliant Wing”, Proceedings of the 48thAIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials conference held 23-26 April 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • C.Kim, Y-M Moon, and S. Kota, Conceptual Synthesis of Compliance at a Single Point, DETC 2006-99639, International Design Engineering Technical Conference-30th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference, September 10-13, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Michael S. Cherry, Dave J.Choi, Kevin J. Deng, Sridhar Kota, Daniel P/ Ferris, Design and Fabrication of an Elastic Knee Orthosis – Preliminary Results, DETC 2006-99622, 2006 International Design Engineering Technical Conference-30th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference, September 10-13, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Christine Vehar, Sridhar Kota, Generalized Synthesis of Nonlinear Springs for Prescribed Load Displacement Functions, DETC2006-99657, 2006 International Design Engineering Technical Conference 30th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference, September 10-13, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Tanakorn Tantanawat, and Sridhar Kota, Design of Compliant Mechanism for Minimum Input Power Requirements, 2006 International Design Engineering Technical Conference 30th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference September 10-13, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Brian Trease, Sridhar Kota, SYNTHESIS OF ADAPTIVE AND CONTROLLABLE COMPLIANT SYSTEMS WITH EMBEDDED ACTUATORS AND SENSORS, DETC2006-99266, Proceedings of DETC-2006: 2006 International Design Engineering Technical Conference 30th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference September 10-13, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DETC 2006-99266
  • Kota S., Lu K-J, Kreiner Z., Vehar C., Arenas J., Gieger J., Design and Application of Compliant Mechanisms for Surgical Tools, Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, April 2005.
  • Kota S., Design for No-Assembly: Applications and Design Methods, ASME National Manufacturing Week, Design Engineering Conference, Chicago, March 2005.
  • Osborn R.F., Kota S., Hetrcik J., Geister D., Tilmann C., “An Adaptive Structures Electro-Mechanical Device for Dynamic Flow Control Applications, AIAA SDM Conference, Palm Springs, CA, April 2004.
  • Tantanawat T., Li Z., Kota S., Application of Compliant Mechanisms to Active Vibration Isolation Systems, ASME Design Technical Conferences, September 2004, Salt-Lake City.
  • Vehar, C., Kota S., Dennis R., Closed-Loop Tape Springs as Fully Compliant Mechanisms – Preliminary Investigations, ASME Design Technical Conferences, September 2004, Salt-Lake City
  • Kim, C., Kota S., An Instant Center Approach to Conceptual Design of Compliant Mechanisms, ASME Design Technical Conferences, September 2004, Salt-Lake City
  • Trease, B.P., Lu, K.J., and Kota S., “Biomimetic Compliant System for Smart Actuator-Driven Aquatic Propulsion: Preliminary Results,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Washington, D.C., November 16-21, 2003
  • Lu, K.J. and Kota, S., “Synthesis of Shape Morphing Compliant Mechanisms Using Load Path Representation,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Washington, D.C., November 16-21, 2003
  • Lu, K.J. and Kota, S., “Parameterization Strategy for Optimization of Shape Morphing Compliant Mechanisms Using Load Path Representation,” ASME 2003 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Chicago, IL, DETC2003/DAC-48775, September 2-6, 2003
  • Li Z., and S. Kota, “Dynamic Analysis of Compliant Mechanisms”, Proceedings of DETC 2002, 27th Biannual Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, September 29 – October 2, Montreal, Canada.
  • Y.M. Moon, B. Trease, and S. Kota, “Design of Large Displacement Compliant Joints”, Proceedings of DETC 2002, 27th Biannual Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, DETC2002/MECH-34207, September 29 – October 2, Montreal, Canada
  • Moon Y.M, S. Kota, Design of Compliant Parallel Kinematic Machines, Proceedings of DETC 2002, 27th Biannual Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, DETC2002/MECH-34204, September 29 – October 2, Montreal, Canada
  • Kim, S. Kota, “Design of a Novel Compliant Transmission for Secondary Microactuators in Disk Drives,” The 2002 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Sept 29-Oct 2, Montreal, CA
  • Y-M. Moon, S. Kota, A Novel Differential for Hybrid and AWD Vehicles, 2002 Global Power Train Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 2002.
  • S. Kota, Design of Reconfigurable Machine Tools, Invited Talk, at the 2002 International Manufacturing Technology Show and Conference, Chicago, September 2002.
  • Y-M Moon, S.K Moon, and S. Kota, Reconfigurable Machine Tools – Synthesis and Analysis, 2002 Japan USA Flexible Automation Conference, Hiroshima, Japan, July 2002.
  • Lu, K-J, S. Kota, “Compliant Mechanism Synthesis for Shape Change Applications – Preliminary Results”, Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Conference, March 18-21, 2002, San Diego, CA
  • S.K. Moon, Y-M Moon, S. Kota, R. Landers, “ Prediction and Compensation of Machine Tool Errors using Screw Theory”, Proceedings of the 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Pittsburgh, Sept 9-12.
  • Joo J., Kota S., Kikuchi N., “Large Deformation Behavior of Compliant Mechanisms”, Proceedings of the 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Pittsburgh, Sept 9-12, Paper number DETC 2001/DAC 21084.
  • S. Kota, Z. Li, J. Janevic, Enhancing a Classic Text in Kinematics with Virtual Prototyping Software, Proc. of the ASEE Conference, Albuquerque, NM, June 2001.
  • S. Kota, R. Osborn, J. Joo, D. Giester, and J. Hetrick, “Active Flow Control Using High Frequency Compliant Structures”, Proceedings of the 2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Divison Summer Meeting (FEDSM 2001), New Orleans, May 2001.Symposium on Active Flow Control (S-322); Also, AIAA paper number 2001-4144 – Proc. of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 6-9 2001, Montreal, Canada.
  • Rodgers S.M., Kota S., Hetrick J., Li Z., Jensen B.D., Krygowski T.W., Miller S.L., Barnes S.M., Burg M.S., A New Class of High Force, Low-Voltage Compliant Actuation Systems, Solid-State Sensor and Actuators (Biennial) Conference, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, June 2000.
  • S. Kota, J. Hetrick, Z. Li, S. Rodgers, T. Krygowski, "Synthesizing High-Performance Compliant Stroke Amplification Systems for MEMS", Proc. of the IEEE Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Miyazaki, Japan, Jan 23-27, 2000, pp 164-169.
  • D. M. Tilbury, and S. Kota, “Integrated Machine and Control Design for Reconfigurable Machine Tools,” 1999 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 99), Atlanta, September.
  • S. Kota, “Design of Compliant Mechanisms with Applications to MEMS and Smart Structures,” Tenth World Congress on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (IFToMM), Oulu, Finland, Vol. 7, pp. 2722-2728, June 1999.
  • Moon Y., S. Kota, “A Methodology for Automated Design of Reconfigurable Machine Tools,” The 32nd CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, Belgium, May 1999.
  • Hetrick J., Kikuchi N., S. Kota, “Robustness of Compliant Mechanism Topology Optimization Formulations,” Proceedings of the SPIE International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials – Mathematics and Control of Smart Structures, March, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Hetrick J., S. Kota, “Size and Shape Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms using Energy Formulation,” 1998 ASME Design Technical Conferences, Atlanta, GA, September 1998.
  • S. Kota, and K. Sethuraman, “Strategies for Management of Product Variety - Design for Commonality,” 1998 ASME Design Technical Conferences, Atlanta, GA, September 1998.
  • Gopalakrishnan, V., and S. Kota, “A three-Degree of Freedom Parallel- Actuated Work-Support Module,” 1998 ASME Design Technical Conferences, Atlanta, GA, September 1998
  • Moon, Y., and S. Kota, “Synthesis of Reconfigurable Machine Tools,” 1998 ASME Design Technical Conferences, Atlanta, GA, September 1998
  • Saggere, L., Kota S., “Synthesis of Distributed Compliant Mechanisms for Adaptive Structures: An Elasto-Kinematic Approach,” Proceedings of the DETC ’97, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 14-17, Sacramento, CA.
  • Frecker M.I., Kota S., Kikuchi N., “Use of Penalty Functions in Topological Synthesis and Optimization of Strain-energy Density of Compliant Mechanisms,” 1997 ASME Design Automation Conference, September, Sacramento, CA.
  • Frecker M.I., Kikuchi N., Kota S., “Optimal Design of Compliant Mechanisms,” International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO), May 26-30, 1997, Zakopane, Poland.
  • Kota S., “Synthesis of Mechanically Compliant Artifacts: Product Design for No Assembly,” 11th International Conference on Engineering Design, August 1997, Tampere, Finland.
  • Saggere L., and Kota S., “An Elasto-Kinematic Approach for the Synthesis of Distributed Compliant Mechanisms for Adaptive Structures Application,” 1997 ASME Design Automation Conference, September, Sacramento, CA.
  • G.K. Ananthasuresh, Kota S., “Role of Compliance in the Design of MEMS,” Proc. of the 1996 ASME Design Technical Conferences - Design for Manufacture Conference, Aug., Irvine CA.
  • Frecker, M., Kikuchi, N., Kota S., “Optimal Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms to Satisfy Kinematic and Structural Requirements - Preliminary Results,” Proceedings of the 1996 ASME Design Technical Conferences - Design Automation Conference 96-DETC/DAC-1417, August, Irvine CA.
  • Ullah, I., Kota S., “Globally-Optimal Synthesis of Mechanisms for Path Generation,” Proceedings of the 1996 ASME Design Technical Conferences - Mechanisms Conference 96-DETC/MECH-1225, August, Irvine CA.
  • Ten Haken R., Lam., K., Balter J., Schewe J., Hornick D., Hetrick J., Kota S., McShan D.L., “Daily Patient Repositioning Using Room-based Digital Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging and a Computerized Treatment Table with Six Degrees of Freedom,” Proceedings of the 1996 Portal Imaging Conference.
  • Kota S., Chiou S.J, “Automated Conceptual Design of Mechanisms,” Fourth National Conference on Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, Cincinnati, December 12-15, 1995.
  • Frecker, M., Kota S., Fonceco J., Kikuchi N., “Systematic Synthesis of Distributed Compliant Mechanisms,” Fourth National Conference on Applied Mechanisms and Robotics,” Cincinnati December 12-15, 1995.
  • Kota S., Ananthasuresh G.K., Saggere L., Crary S.B., “Design Tools for MEMS: Synthesis and Applications,” Proceedings of the 1995 ASME Summer Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, May.
  • Saggere, L, Kota S., Crary S., " A New Suspension for Micro Linear Actuators,” Proceedings of the 1994 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - Symposium on MEMS.
  • Chuenchom T., Kota S., "Computer aided Synthesis of Adjustable Robotic Mechanisms for Three-dimensional Pick-and-Place Applications,” 1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences - 23rd Biennial Mechanisms Conference, Minneapolis, September.
  • Chuenchom T., Kota S., "Design of programmable mechanisms based on analytical synthesis of adjustable dyads and triads,” 1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences - 23rd Biennial Mechanisms Conference, Minneapolis, September.
  • Kota S., Frecker M., “A Novel Three-Fingered Universal Gripper,” 1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences - 23rd Biennial Mechanisms Conference, Minneapolis, September
  • Ananthasuresh G.K., Kota S., Kikuchi N., “Strategies for Systematic Synthesis of Compliant MEMS,” 1994 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - Symposium on MEMS.
  • Ananthasuresh, G.K., Kota S., and Gianchandani Y., “A Methodical Approach to Design of Compliant MEMS,” Solid-State Sensor and Acutators (Biennial) Conference, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, June 1994.
  • Ananthasuresh G.K., Kota S., “A Renewed Approach to Four-bar Synthesis using Coupler Curve Equation,” Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, Cincinnati, November 1993.
  • Kota S., Ananthasuresh G.K., and Gianchandani Y., "Synthesis of Micro Compliant Mechanisms - Preliminary Results,” Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, Cincinnati, November 1993. Received the Best Paper Award
  • Kota S., Chiou S-J., “Design Representation and Computational Synthesis of Mechanical Motions,” Proceedings of the 1992 ASME Design Technical Conference, DE-Vol. 42, Design Theory and Methodology, pp. 365-372, Arizona, September.
  • Kota, S., Chuenchom T., “Generalized Synthesis of Adjustable Mechanisms,” Proceedings of the 1992 ASME Design Technical Conference, DE-Vol.-46, Mechanical Design and Synthesis, pp. 253-260, Arizona, September.
  • Iyengar G., Lee C-L, Kota S., “Towards an Objective Evaluation of Alternate Designs,” Proceedings of the 1992 ASME Design Technical Conference, DE-Vol. 42, Design Theory and Methodology, pp. 19-25, Arizona, September.
  • Ananthasuresh, G.K., Kota, S., Crary S.B., Wise, K.D., “Design and Fabrication of Microelectromechanical Systems,” Proceedings of the 1992 ASME Design Technical Conference, Arizona, September.
  • Crary S., Ananthasuresh G.K., Kota S., “Prospects for Microflight using Micromechanisms,” Proceedings of the IFToMM-jc International Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Vol. 1, pp. 273 - 276, Nagoya, Japan, September 1992.
  • Lee C-L, Iyengar G., Kota S., “Automated Configuration Design of Hydraulic Systems,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Design, Kluwer Academic Publishers, June 1992.
  • Crary S., Kota S., “Conceptual Design of Micro-Electromechanical Systems,” ICC Conference on Micro Systems, Berlin, September 1990.
  • Kota S., Chuenchom T., “Adjustable Robotic Mechanisms for Low-Cost Automation,” 1990 ASME Design Technical Conferences - 21st Biennial Mechanisms Conference, Chicago, September.
  • Kota S., Ward A.C., “Functions, Structures and Constraints in Conceptual Design,” 1990 ASME Design Technical Conferences – 2nd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Chicago, September.
  • Kota S., “A Methodology for Selecting Concepts and Components in Concurrent Design of Systems,” Proceedings of the Second Annual Symposium on Concurrent Design of Mechanical Systems, University of Iowa, Iowa city, October 1990.
  • Kota S., “A Qualitative Matrix Representation Scheme for Conceptual Design of Mechanisms,” 1990 ASME Design Technical Conference, 21st Biennial Mechanisms Conference, Chicago, September.
  • Kota S., Lee C-L, “A Functional Framework for Hydraulic Systems Design Using Abstraction/ Decomposition Hierarchies,” 1990 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference, Boston.
  • Kota S., Chiou S., “Taguchi Methods in Mechanisms design,” Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, Cincinnati, November, 1989.
  • Kota S., “Qualitative Motion Synthesis,” Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, Cincinnati, November 1989. Received the Best Paper Award
  • Kota, S., Lee C -L, “A Computational Model for the Conceptual Design of Hydraulic Circuits,” Proceedings of the 1989 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference, Anaheim.
  • Kota S., Lee C.L, 'A Task Decomposition Algorithm Applied to Hydraulic Systems Design' Proceedings of the 1989 International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), London, U.K.
  • Kota S., Gudapati, R., “Automatic Selection of Four-bar Linkage Designs for Path generation Task,” Proceedings of the 1988 ASME Design Automation Conference, Orlando, September 1988.
  • Kota S., Erdman A.G. Riley D.R., “Dwell Linkages - Representative Models for Quick Practical Solutions,” Proceedings of the 1988 ASME Design Automation Conference, Orlando, September 1988.
  • Kota S., Erdman A.G., Riley D.R., Esterline A., Slagle J.R., “A Network based Expert System for Initial Selection of Mechanisms,” Proceedings of the 1987 ASME Design Automation Conference, September 1987, Boston.
  • Kota S., Rosen D., Erdman A.G., Riley D.R., “Development of a Design Inference Engine with Application to Mechanism Synthesis,” Proceedings of the 1986 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Columbus, OH. (ASME Paper # 86-DET-157).