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On the Stiffness of a Novel Six-DOF Parallel Minimanipulator

dc.contributor.authorTahmasebi, F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTsai, L.W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-23T09:59:49Z
dc.date.available2007-05-23T09:59:49Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/5674
dc.description.abstractThe dimensionally-uniform Jacobian matrix of a novel three- limbed, six degree-of-freedom (DOF) minimanipulator is used to derive its dimensionally-uniform stiffness matrix.<P>The minimanipulator limbs are inextensible and its actuators are base-mounted. The lower ends of the limbs are connected to bi- directional linear stepper motors which are constrained to move on a base plane. The minimanipulator is capable of providing high positional resolution and high stiffness.<P>It is shown that, at a central configuration, the stiffness matrix of the minimanipulator can be decoupled (diagonalized), if proper design parameters are chosen. It is also shown that the stiffness of the minimanipulator is higher than that of the Stewart platform. Guidelines for obtaining large minimanipulator stiffness values are established.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesISR; TR 1995-93en_US
dc.subjectkinematicsen_US
dc.subjectroboticsen_US
dc.subjectIntelligent Control Systemsen_US
dc.titleOn the Stiffness of a Novel Six-DOF Parallel Minimanipulatoren_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentISRen_US


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