Investigation and Comparison of Kinetostatic Performance Indices for Parallel Mechanisms
For as long as we have used robots there has also been ongoing research to allow us to use and improve efficiency of automation in our daily lives. As our knowledge about robots has largely improved, so has the complexity of their structures. Thus, various methods and indices have been developed to help designers and engineers determine the best manipulator for a specific task. In addition, the interest towards parallel manipulators has seen growth in the last couple of years due to significantly better performance in various areas in comparison to serial mechanisms. However, no global performance index to evaluate accuracy and allow comparison in that perspective between parallel mechanisms has been developed. This thesis focuses on giving an overview on the developments towards finding a robust kinematic sensitivity index to measure accuracy performance of parallel manipulators.
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