This three-part lecture series was given by legendary retiring Joseph C. Ford Professor of Mechanical Engineering Francis Moon on the topic of kinetics as it relates to robotics on June 10, 2011, at Cornell University.

Professor Moon focuses on the kinematics of machines as applied to aviation and robotic medicine. He discusses the early history of aviation at Cornell as it relates to the evolution of flying machines and covers the development of robotic medicine going all the way back to Leonoardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux.