By J. -P. Merlet (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1402041322

ISBN-13: 9781402041327

ISBN-10: 1402041330

ISBN-13: 9781402041334

Parallel robots are closed-loop mechanisms featuring excellent performances by way of accuracy, pace, tension and skill to control huge quite a bit. they've been utilized in plenty of purposes starting from astronomy to flight simulators and have gotten more and more renowned within the box of machine-tool undefined. This booklet provides an entire synthesis of the newest effects at the attainable mechanical architectures, research and synthesis of this sort of mechanism. it's meant for use via scholars (with over a hundred and fifty routines and various web addresses), researchers (with over 650 references and nameless ftp entry to the code of a few algorithms provided during this publication) and engineers (for which functional effects, errors to prevent, and purposes are presented).

Since the ebook of the 1st variation (2000) there was a powerful raise by way of learn and use of this sort of constitution which are mentioned during this ebook. This moment version has been thoroughly overhauled. The preliminary bankruptcy on kinematics has been break up into Inverse Kinematics and Direct Kinematics. a brand new bankruptcy on calibration used to be further. the opposite chapters have additionally been rewritten to a wide volume. The reference part has been up to date to incorporate round forty five% new works that seemed after the 1st edition.

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But that may exhibit significant rotational motion, and is very sensitive to manufacturing tolerances (212; 463; 626). An open problem for such a structure is to determine the influence of the manufacturing tolerances on the amplitude of the parasitic motion. e. we must determine what is the maximum of the amplitude of the parasitic motion over the workspace): this will be called the direct tolerance problem. An even more complex issue, the inverse tolerance problem, is to determine what should be the manufacturing tolerances for a given structure so that the maximum of the amplitude of the parasitic motion is lower than a given threshold.

More recently Rao, has defined various parallelism indices for planar robots (496). 4. FULLY PARALLEL MANIPULATORS: ANALYSIS The definition of fully parallel manipulators allows us to characterize chains. There are two main cases: planar robots (three degrees of freedom in the plane), and spatial robots, which do not move just within a plane. 1 Planar robots A fully parallel planar manipulator has an end-effector with three degrees of freedom, two translations and one rotation. Planar robots with less than three degrees of freedom will be mentioned only briefly in this book.

Complete solutions for this equation are sought for different mobility values, and in each case we will look for a solution with a minimal n2 (the reduction of the number of joints is a way of decreasing the positioning errors of the end-effector). Solutions are obtained only for the following (m, n1 , n2 ) triplets: (2, 3, 4), (3, 4, 5), (6, 5, 6). It is easy to show that in these cases, the mechanism mobility becomes zero when each actuator is locked. We note also that it will not be possible to build fully parallel manipulators with identical chains if the desired mobility is 4 or 5.

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