The spherical 5R parallel manipulator is a typical parallel manipulator. It can be used as a pointing device or as a minimally invasive surgical robot. This study addresses the motion/force transmission analysis and optimization of the manipulator by taking into account the motion/force transmissibility. The kinematics of the manipulator is analyzed. Several transmission indices are defined by using screw theory for the performance evaluation and dimensional synthesis. The process of determining the optimal angular parameters based on performance charts is presented. The manipulator that has a large workspace and good motion/force transmissibility is identified.
Optimal Design of Spherical 5R Parallel Manipulators Considering the Motion/Force Transmissibility
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Wu, C., Liu, X., Wang, L., and Wang, J. (March 11, 2010). "Optimal Design of Spherical 5R Parallel Manipulators Considering the Motion/Force Transmissibility." ASME. J. Mech. Des. March 2010; 132(3): 031002. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4001129
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