In this work, a closed form solution for the direct position kinematics problem of a special class of Stewart Platform is presented. This class of mechanisms has a general feature that the top platform is connected to the six limbs at four locations. Three limbs connect at one location and the remaining limbs connect to the top platform singly at three separate locations. The base platform is connected at six different locations as is the case in the general platform. This particular class of mechanism is termed as 3-1-1-1 mechanism in this paper. It has been shown that there are a maximum of sixteen real assembly configurations for the direct position kinematics problem. This has been verified using a geometric argument also. The numerical example solved in this paper demonstrates that it is possible to obtain a set of solutions which are all real.

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