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About Mark Rosheim

Mark Rosheim attended the University of Minnesota, studying mechanical engineering. He has been employed by Honeywell and Unisys corporation research departments and is the founder and president of Ross-Hime Designs, Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based mechanical design company. Mark Rosheim is a member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Ross-Hime Designs has won seven Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and six Phase II SBIR contracts for mechanical motion technology invented by Mr. Rosheim. His wrist design, the "Omni-Wrist," has been commercialized for spray finishing and sealant application.

Mr. Rosheim is the author of Robot Wrist Actuators (Wiley, 1989) and Robot Evolution: The Development of Anthrobotics (Wiley, 1994). He holds over 21 patents in robot technology, more than any other American citizen, and has published and lectured extensively around the world on the topic of robot technology and history.

April 15th, 2000 Mr. Rosheim presented his reconstruction of Leonardo's Programmable Automata for the 40th annual Lettura Vinciana at the Biblioteca Leonardiana in Vinci, Italy as well as the Italian media. He is currently writing a new book entitled Leonardo's Lost Robots.

He has recently completed his most significant mechanical invention to date, the Omni-Wrist III, a revolutionary new mechanical device. Currently, it is being developed for telecommunications, virtual reality rides, and anthrobots.

Mr Rosheim has lectured at several universities including:

  • Schenectady Museum
  • Biblioteca Leonardiana, Vinci, Italy
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Waseda University
  • University of Nevada, Los Vegas
  • M.I.T.
  • NASA Johnson Space Center

Mr. Rosheim is an expert on the magician T. Nelson Downs and has written a new biography for the republication of the latter's classic Modern Coin Manipulation available through Dover Publications, New York. Mr. Rosheim collects rare books related to Leonardo, Edison phonographs and other 19th century technological artifacts.

View a listing of Mark Rosheim's publications