Evaluation of Mechanisms

  • Jadran Lenarčič
  • Tadej Bajd
  • Michael M. Stanišić
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 60)


Among the various criteria used to represent and evaluate the functional properties of a mechanism we describe the reachable and the dexterous workspace expressed by their volume and compactness. We also described the kinematic flexibility associated with the number of inverse kinematics solutions, the manipulability and the kinematic index associated with the kinematic singularities. Attention is given to the associated computational aspects, in particular to the determination and visualization of robot workspaces, which usually requires an enormous number of numerical operations.


Jacobian Matrix Inverse Kinematic Kinematic Equation Planar Mechanism Inverse Kinematic Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jadran Lenarčič
    • 1
  • Tadej Bajd
    • 2
  • Michael M. Stanišić
    • 3
  1. 1.J. Stefan InstituteLjubljana-Vic-RudnikSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljana-Vic-RudnikSlovenia
  3. 3.Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringNotre Dame UniversityNotre DameUSA

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