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Title: Wrench Analysis of Kinematically Redundant Planar CDPRs
A fully-constrained π‘›βˆ’π·π‘‚πΉ cable-driven parallel robot (CDPR) has wrench closure if there are 𝑛+1 cables exerting positive tensions spanning the wrench space. However, the quality of wrench closure is often dependent on the geometric configuration of the supporting in-parallel chains of the CDPR. The reconfigurability endowed by adding in-chain kinematic and/or actuation redundancy to a conventional cable robot could greatly improve quality of the workspace. However, the status of various joints (active, passive or locked) affect the complexity of the systematic formulation and ultimate wrench-based analysis. Past efforts have tended to equilibrate the forces in these systems in such a way as to avoid kinematic redundancies. To this end, we formulate the kinematics of the redundant reconfigurable CDPR using matrix Lie group formulation (to allow ease of formulation and subsequent generalizability). Reciprocity (and selective reciprocity) permits the development of wrench analyses including the partitioning of actuation vs structural equilibration components. The total wrench set is greatly expanded both by the addition of kinematic redundancy and selective actuation/locking of the joints. The approach adopted facilitates the holistic determination of the true wrench polytope which accounts for the wrench contributions from all actuation sources. All these aspects are examined with variants of a 4-PRPR planar cable driven parallel manipulator (with varied active/passive/locked joints).  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1924721 1939058
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Gouttefarde M.; Bruckmann T.; Pott A.
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Cable-Driven Parallel Robots. CableCon 2021. Mechanisms and Machine Science
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Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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