Serial vs parallel mechnical systems ???
I guess I missed the point all together.
Google did find one referance to "serial mechanical systems" and a bunch
of "parallel mechanical systems".
So, I missed it, what are you talking about ???
Here are some generalizations.
- maximize the range of motion for a given number of joints
- have easily-derived kinematic equations
- are easily controlled
- are stiffer and more precise
- have hard-to-derive kinematic equations
Most information on such topics cannot be found on the internet. Try
your local university's engineering library for books and journal
articles. Stuff like the International Journal of Robotics Research
(the current sample issue at www.ijrr.org even touches on these issues).
The IEEE also has some robotics conferences and journals that may be
Thank you very much for answers, I am working in the field of robotics
for years, so I know the standard issues quite well. Infact I searched
for some articles summarizing this topic. Tsai or Merlet are dealing
with the topic, but it's not the goal of their books.
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