By drawing on the duality of twist space and wrench space, this paper presents a general and systematic approach for force/motion transmissibility analysis of lower mobility nonredundant and nonoverconstrained parallel manipulators. This leads to the formulation of a complete and justifiable model that enables the force/motion transmissibility analysis to be integrated into a unified framework under the umbrella of a homogenous and decoupled linear transformation that maps the coordinates of the platform wrench/twist in the joint space to its natural coordinates in the operation space. Utilizing the penalty method to avoid the indeterminate form “0/0” when the local maximum of a virtual coefficient approaches zero, a set of dimensionally homogeneous transmission indices is proposed which can be employed for precisely representing the closeness to different types of singularities defined in twist space as well as for dimensional optimization. An example is given to illustrate the effectiveness of this approach.
A Dual Space Approach for Force/Motion Transmissibility Analysis of Lower Mobility Parallel Manipulators
and Equipment Design of The Ministry of Education,
Manuscript received May 3, 2014; final manuscript received April 3, 2015; published online June 10, 2015. Assoc. Editor: J. M. Selig.
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Liu, H., Wang, M., Huang, T., Chetwynd, D. G., and Kecskeméthy, A. (August 1, 2015). "A Dual Space Approach for Force/Motion Transmissibility Analysis of Lower Mobility Parallel Manipulators." ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. August 2015; 7(3): 034504. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030371
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