On solving the forward kinematics of 3RPR planar parallel manipulator using hybrid metaheuristics

Dear colleagues,
I would like to inform you that, Rohitash Chandra, my research partner about EAs, and I, we have just published a paper titled:

"On solving the forward kinematics of 3RPR planar parallel manipulator using hybrid metaheuristics"
Abstract
Hybrid metaheuristics have been applied with success in solving many real-world problems. This work introduces hybrid metaheuristics to the field of kinematics problem, in particular, for solving the forward kinematics of the 3RPR parallel manipulator. It implements a combination of genetic algorithms and simulated annealing into two popular hybrid metaheuristic techniques. They are combined as teamwork and relay collaborative hybrid metaheuristics and compared to the performance of genetic algorithms and simulated annealing alone. The results show that the meta-heuristic approaches give robust and high quality solutions. Genetic algorithms and teamwork collaborative metaheuristics showed better performance than simulated annealing and relay collaborative metaheuristics. The given metaheuristic methods obtain all the unique solutions and comparisons with algebraic methods show promising results.
Keywords: Forward kinematics; Planar parallel manipulators; Real-coded genetic algorithm; Simulated annealing; Teamwork collaborative hybrid metaheuristics; Relay collaborative hybrid metaheuristics
This article has been published by the reputable journal
Applied Mathematics and Computation
and is now available on-line for download at this location:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TY8-52R7MRP-1&_user=10&_coverDate=04%2F27%2F2011&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=gateway&_origin=gateway&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=78b9523ccba69fab022a4815fd574b37&searchtype=a
Enjoy,
Luc Rolland
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