Concept of modular flexure-based mechanisms for ultra-high precision robot design

9Citations
Citations of this article
6Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> This paper introduces a new concept of modular flexure-based mechanisms to design industrial ultra-high precision robots, which aims at significantly reducing both the complexity of their design and their development time. This modular concept can be considered as a robotic Lego, where a finite number of building bricks is used to quickly build a high-precision robot. The core of the concept is the transformation of a 3-D design problem into several 2-D ones, which are simpler and well-mastered. This paper will first briefly present the theoretical bases of this methodology and the requirements of both types of building bricks: the active and the passive bricks. The section dedicated to the design of the active bricks will detail the current research directions, mainly the maximisation of the strokes and the development of an actuation sub-brick. As for the passive bricks, some examples will be presented, and a discussion regarding the establishment of a mechanical solution catalogue will conclude the section. Last, this modular concept will be illustrated with a practical example, consisting in the design of a 5-degree of freedom ultra-high precision robot.</p>

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Richard, M., & Clavel, R. (2011). Concept of modular flexure-based mechanisms for ultra-high precision robot design. Mechanical Sciences, 2(1), 99–107. https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-99-2011

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free