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Parallel Manipulators

  • Erika Ottaviano
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Abstract

Nowadays parallel robots have been extensively studied and new prototypes have been patented and commercialized for a large number of industrial and non industrial applications. A recent trend in parallel manipulators concerns with the emerging area of modular re-configurable parallel robots. This class can not only be referred to classical parallel manipulators, but also to cable-based systems. Recently, a new class of parallel robots has been developed, namely the cable-based parallel ones, and they have attracted the attention of the Robotics community because of their potential advantages over conventional parallel robots. In this context, a survey is presented on recent developments on modular re-configurable parallel robots, both classical manipulators and cable-based ones. A case study of a re-configurable cable-based parallel manipulator is presented.

Keywords

Parallel Manipulator Mobile Platform Attachment Point Parallel Robot Manual Configure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DiMSATUniversity of CassinoCassinoItaly

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