2012

Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I

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ISBN: 978-1-4471-4140-2 (Print) 978-1-4471-4141-9 (Online)

Table of contents (78 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Part I: Reconfiguration Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Metamorphic Structure Representation: Designing and Evaluating Anatomies of Metamorphic Manipulators

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      Pages 13-24

      A Method for Configuration Representation of Metamorphic Mechanisms with Information of Component Variation

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      Pages 25-34

      Enumeration Problems: A Bridge Between Planar Metamorphic Robots in Engineering and Polyforms in Mathematics

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      Pages 35-43

      A Discontinuously Movable Constant Velocity Shaft Coupling of Koenigs Joint Type

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      Pages 45-52

      A Special Wohlhart’s Double-Goldberg 6R Linkage and Its Multiple Operation Forms Among 4R and 6R Linkages

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      Pages 53-62

      The Equivalent Resistance Gradient Model of Metamorphic Mechanisms and the Design Approach

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      Pages 63-71

      Biological Modeling Representations and Configuration Evolution Analysis of a Novel Metamorphic Loading Mechanism

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      Pages 73-81

      On the Matrix Representation Methods for Variable Topology Mechanisms

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      Pages 83-93

      Geometric Constraints Resulting From Puzzles

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      Pages 95-103

      Reconfigurable Assembly Approach for Wind Turbines Using Multiple Intelligent Agents

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      Pages 105-116

      Development of a Reconfigurable Compliant Education Kit for Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Education

  3. Topology, kinematics and Design of Reconfigurable Mechanisms

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      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-126

      Structural Synthesis of a Class of Metamorphic Parallel Mechanisms with Variable Mobility

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      Pages 127-137

      Structural Representation of Reconfigurable Linkages

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      Pages 139-148

      Topological Analysis of Configuration Evolution of a Novel Type of Electric Loader with Metamorphic Functions

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      Pages 149-159

      Analysis of Freedom Degrees of Self-Help Chair for the Old Based on the Principle of Metamorphic Mechanism

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      Pages 161-176

      The Variable Graph of Metamorphic Mechanisms or Variable Topology Mechanisms

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      Pages 177-188

      Type Synthesis of Planar Parallel Mechanism Incorporating Actuated Limb with Zero/One Constraint with Set Conception

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      Pages 189-195

      Dynamics Modeling and Analysis of Compaction Force of Crawler on Cone Lamp Pole

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      Pages 197-207

      Deformation Discipline of the Flexspline in Harmonic Drives with Engagement Output

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      Pages 209-219

      Development of a New Steering Mechanism for Automobiles

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