Dexterous workspace optimization of an asymmetric six-degree of freedom Stewart-Gough platform type manipulator

Toz M., KÜÇÜK S.

ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, vol.61, no.12, pp.1516-1528, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.robot.2013.07.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1516-1528
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, an asymmetric Generalized Stewart-Gough Platform (GSP) type parallel manipulator is designed by considering the type synthesis approach. The asymmetric six-Degree Of Freedom (DOE) manipulator optimized in this paper is selected among the GSPs classified under the name of 6D. The dexterous workspace optimization of Asymmetric parallel Manipulator with tEn Different Linear Actuator Lengths (AMEDIAL) subject to kinematics and geometric constraints is performed by using the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). The condition number and Minimum Singular Value (MSV) of homogenized Jacobian matrix are employed to obtain the dexterous workspace of AMEDLAL. Finally, the six-DOF AMEDLAL is also compared with the optimized Traditional Stewart-Gough Platform Manipulator (TSPM) considering the volume of the dexterous workspace in order to demonstrate its kinematic performance. Comparisons show that the manipulator proposed in this study illustrates better kinematic performance than TSPM. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.