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This paper focuses on developing a novel hybrid-haptic (nHH) device with a remote center of rotation with 4 DOFs (degrees of freedom) intendant to be used as a haptic device. The new architecture is composed of two chains handling each one a part of the motions. It has the advantages of a parallel robot as high stiffness and accuracy, and the large workspace of the serial robots. The optimal synthesis of the nHH was performed using real-coded genetic algorithms. The optimization criteria and constraints were established and successively formulated and solved using a mono-objective function. A validation and comparison study were performed between the spherical parallel manipulator and the nHH. The obtained results are promising since the nHH is compared to other similar task devices, such as spherical parallel manipulator, and presents a suitable kinematic performance with a task workspace free singularity inside.
Cable-driven parallel robots (CDPRs) are still gaining attention thanks to their interesting characteristics compared to serial or classic parallel manipulators. However, the limited range of rotation of their end-effectors reduces their application fields to predominantly translational movements. In this context, the issue of extending the rotational workspace of a CDPR while maintaining a compact robot structure is addressed in this paper. This work is motivated by the need to find the optimal CDPR for upper limb rehabilitation allowing to assist the patient’s hand along a set of prescribed tasks. Firstly, a reconfigurable robot, where the motors’ locations are movable, is proposed in order to help reaching all the prescribed poses. Although this solution presents promising results compared to classical CDPRs, it involves a sizable robot structure inadequate to rehabilitation application. To improve the obtained solution, another approach is proposed, based on combining the large translational workspace of CDPRs and the large rotational workspace of serial manipulators. The optimal structure of a hybrid robot will be considered for the prototype design.
The optimum selection of a structure for a given application is a capital phase in typological synthesis of parallel robots. To help in this selection, this paper presents a performance evaluation of four translational parallel robots: Delta, 3-UPU, Romdhane-Affi-Fayet, and Tri-pyramid (TP). The problem is set as a multiobjective optimization using genetic algorithm methods, which uses kinematic criteria, that is, global dexterity and compactness, to ensure a prescribed workspace. The results are presented as Pareto fronts, which are used to compare the performances of the aforementioned structures. The obtained results show that the TP robot has the best kinematic performance, whereas the 3-UPU robot is the most compact for a given prescribed workspace.
Dans cet article nous proposons une méthode d'analyse cinématique systématique d'un mécanisme dans une configuration donnée. À partir de la matrice de connexion associée au mécanisme et en utilisant la technique de concaténation, on détermine en premier un ensemble de chemins les plus courts reliant le bâti à chaque liaison. À partir de cet ensemble, on détermine systématiquement un jeu de cycles indépendants. La mise en équations automatique est réalisée simultanément avec la détection des cycles par une technique d'assemblage des matrices élémentaires associées aux liaisons. Le traitement du système linéaire obtenu permet de dégager tous les jeux possibles des paramètres cinématiques indépendants dont une méthode originale de présentation permet le choix et la localisation rapide.
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