Kinematics, workspace optimization, and performance evaluation of a 3-leg 6-dof robot in rrrs configuration

Nathan A. Jensen, Carl A. Nelson

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Abstract

Underactuated parallel manipulators that achieve 6 DOF via multiple controllable degrees of freedom per leg are often pursued and reported due to their large workspaces. This benefit comes at a cost to the manipulator’s performance, however. Such manipulators must then be evaluated in order to characterize their kinematics in terms of position and motion. This paper establishes a pair of inverse kinematic solutions for a previously proposed and prototyped 3-leg, 6-DOF parallel robot. These solutions are then used to define the robot’s workspace with experimental validation and to optimize the robot’s geometry for maximum workspace volume. The linear components of the Jacobian are then defined, allowing for analysis of the manipulability of the robot. The full Jacobian is also defined, and singularities are examined throughout the workspace of the robot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication44th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (MR)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791883990
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Aug 17 2020Aug 19 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume10

Conference

ConferenceASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/17/208/19/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications

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