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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.

In this lecture, Professor Moon covers his investigations into the kinematics of machines with a focus on planar mechanisms and walking machines. He also discusses the history of the Reuleaux collection at Cornell, purchased by A.D. White in 1880, which now comprise the largest collection of these kinematic models in the world.