Redundancy Resolution Schemes for Kinematically Redundant Parallel Manipulators

  • Maira Martins da SilvaEmail author
  • João Cavalcanti Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


Kinematic redundancy may be an alternative for enlarging the workspace and for improving the dynamic performance of parallel manipulators. It can be implemented by the introduction of an extra active joint in an active kinematic chain. Kinematically redundant parallel manipulators require redundancy resolution schemes since their inverse kinematic problem presents infinite solutions. These schemes can be posed as an optimization problem that can be solved locally or globally. These works compare experimental results of two global redundancy resolution schemes applied to a three-level kinematically redundant parallel manipulator. The same cost function and weighting factors have been exploited for evaluating the required currents to the execution of a predefined task.


parallel kinematic machines redundancy resolution schemes kinematic redundancy 


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This research was supported by FAPESP 2014/01809-0 and 2018/21336-0. Moreover, J.C. Santos is thankful for his grant, FAPESP 2014/21946-2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maira Martins da Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • João Cavalcanti Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.São Carlos School of EngineeringUniversity of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.CNRS/LIRMMMontpellierFrance

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