Optimized design of 5R planar parallel mechanism aimed at gait-cycle of quadruped robots

D. Ratolikar, Mangesh and Kumar R., Prasanth (2022) Optimized design of 5R planar parallel mechanism aimed at gait-cycle of quadruped robots. Journal of Vibroengineering, 24 (1). pp. 104-115. ISSN 1392-8716

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In quadruped robot locomotion using parallel mechanisms, researchers have used equal link lengths as legs for walking. However, force requirements are not the same in the forward and return strokes. An unsymmetrical parallel mechanism can be considered to accommodate such requirements. This work presents optimized dimensions of a 5R planar parallel mechanism (5R-PPM) with two degrees of freedom (DoF). Optimized dimensions are determined by formulating an optimization problem using kinematics and dynamics equations for the 5R-PPM. Genetic algorithm is considered to obtain solutions for the optimization problem formulated in this study. The constraint condition expressed here for optimization will attempt to minimize the peak torque essential to displace the links in the mechanism for the given height of the robot body and the path to be traced by the end-effector. After analysing all the four possible working modes for the same end-effector movement, the best working mode is selected for the quadruped legs. The equations are formulated and solved in MATLAB, and validated in the MATLAB Simscape Multibody toolbox. © 2021 Mangesh D. Ratolikar, et al.

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Kumar, R PrasanthUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Actuator torque; Genetic algorithm; MATLAB; Optimization; Parallel mechanism; Quadruped; Workspace area
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 10:48
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2022 10:48
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/9665
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.21595/jve.2021.22131
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