This paper presents a novel design for morphing mechanisms that combine the passive lockable reconfigurable variable geometry truss manipulator (VGTM) and the active parallel compliant mechanism. The structure of the VGTM is in a parallel-serial structure and its shape can be fully controlled just by using two active panels. This mechanism is suitable for the aerospace application due to its light, compact structure, load-carrying ability and can achieve multiple degrees-of-freedom (DOFs) deformation. The mobility and topological configuration of the mechanism are thoroughly analyzed. To make the moving process simple and efficient, a control strategy combining the approximate motion mode and the precise motion modes was proposed. The kinematic models for the multi-step motion are established and all solved analytically. At last, a prototype was fabricated to show the structure and the application on morphing wings.

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