Parallel Robots

  • Jean-PierreĀ Merlet

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


Parallel robots are closed-loop mechanisms presenting very good performances in terms of accuracy, rigidity and ability to manipulate large loads. Parallel robots have been used in a large number of applications ranging from astronomy to flight simulators and are becoming increasingly popular in the field of machine-tool industry. This book presents a complete synthesis of the latest results on the possible mechanical architectures, analysis and synthesis of this type of mechanism. It is intended to be used by students (with over 100 exercises and numerous Internet addresses), researchers (with over 500 references and anonymous ftp access to the code of some algorithms presented in this book) and engineers (for which practical results and applications are presented).


algorithms architecture astronomy design kinematics mechanism mechanisms parallel robot parallel robots robot

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-PierreĀ Merlet
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA Sophia-AntipolisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0385-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9587-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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