RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

Spatial Kinematic Synthesis of Adaptive Hard-Automation Modules: An RS-SRR-SS Adjustable Spatial Motion Generator

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G. N. Sandor, S. P. Yang, L. J. Xu, P. De

University of Florida, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Gainesville, FL 32611

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 108(3), 292-299 (Sep 01, 1986) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258728 History: Received June 11, 1985; Online November 19, 2009


Purely mechanical, single-actuator adaptive hard-automation modules can perform highly repetitive simple tasks much more economically, energy-efficiently and accurately than multi-degree-of-freedom, multiple-actuator robotic manipulators. As an example, an RS-SRR-SS adjustable spatial motion generator is synthesized by analytical methods with two exact prescribed positions (including orientations) for each of two different motion tasks, by numerical methods to solve a nonlinear system of equations and by optimization techniques to minimize the motion errors at additional, approximately prescribed positions.

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