Kinematic Design

Chapter
Part of the Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems book series (SSTHS)

Abstract

The kinematic design of haptic interfaces is a crucial step especially when designing interfaces with mainly kinaesthetic feedback (see Sect.12.2). This is often the case in the context of robotic applications. In these devices, a mechanical mechanism is used to link the user and the feedback generating actuators. Furthermore, the user’s input commands are often given by moving a mechanical mechanism, e.g., a joystick.Accordingly, the kinematic design is a crucial aspect for a device with ergonomic design and good haptic transmission. This chapter gives an introduction to the classes of mechanisms and how they are designed.

Keywords

Torque Line Production 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Electromechanical DesignTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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