Cédric Baradat

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Cable-driven robots are currently extensively studied. Generally, for this type of manipulators, cables are considered to be massless and inextensible. But for large working volume applications, their mass cannot be neglected. Based on a well-known model which describes the profile of a cable under the action of its own weight, the inverse and forward(More)
Generally, the cables of a parallel cable-driven robot are considered to be massless and inextensible. These two characteristics cannot be neglected anymore for large dimension mechanisms in order to obtain good positioning accuracy. A well-known model which describes the profile of a cable under the action of its own weight allows us to take mass and(More)
This paper introduces a new two-degree-of-freedom parallel manipulator producing two translations in the vertical plane. One drawback of existing robots built to realize those dof is their lack of rigidity along the transversal axis, another one being their limited ability to provide very high acceleration. Indeed, these architectures cannot be lightweight(More)
An identication of the model parameters for a parallel cable-driven robot is performed by using both a calibration and a self-calibration approach. The manipulator studied is based on a parallel architecture having 8 cables to control the 6 degrees of freedom of its mobile platform so that the mobile platform is fully constrained by the cables. Under some(More)
The paper presents a novel 5 dofs (3T-2R) parallel mechanism. The mechanism is characterized by large singularity-free workspace and particularly large rotational capability which makes it suitable for 5 face-machining and similar applications. Having all its prismatic actuators along x direction, the x-motion is independent from other dofs-only limited by(More)
This paper presents the locomotion approach of a novel quadruped robot which is able to carry various effectors for achieving manufacturing tasks in large workspaces. Equipped with lockers on some of the passive joints and clamping devices at the end of its limbs, this quadruped uses eight actuators for achieving manufacturing tasks as well as locomotion(More)
—A robust cascade strategy combining an outer position predictive control loop and an inner H∞ pressure control loop is proposed and tested on an electropneumatic testbed for parallel robotic applications. Two types of cylinders are tested, the standard double acting cylinder and the rodless one. A position/pressure difference (or force) strategy is(More)
In this paper, several considerations for designing industry oriented robots which combine the mobility of legged robots and advantages of parallel mechanisms are outlined. A tripod and a quadruped with the same kind of legs are studied. The robots' kinematic models are built for achieving the machining and walking scenarios. The simulations show that:(More)