An Analysis for Rectilinear Parallel Operation of a Pair of Spatial Manipulators

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Jau-Liang Chen, J. Duffy

Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

J. Mech. Des 112(1), 23-29 (Mar 01, 1990) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2912574 History: Received March 01, 1988; Online June 02, 2008


The use of two manipulators is more effective than a single manipulator for manipulatory tasks such as assembly of an object from large parts. This paper presents an analysis of the kinematic and geometric properties for rectilinear parallel operation of two spatial manipulators. Two basis types of manipulators, a TRS robot and a PUMA robot, working in cooperation are considered. The analysis is based on a study of the motion and workspace boundaries of the manipulators.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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