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A Geometric Approach to the Kinematics of the Canfield Joint

  title={A Geometric Approach to the Kinematics of the Canfield Joint},
  author={Christian Bueno and K. Collins and Alan Hylton and Robert Short},
This paper details an accessible geometric derivation of the forward and inverse kinematics of a parallel robotic linkage known as the Canfield joint, which can be used for pointing applications. The original purpose of the Canfield joint was to serve as a human wrist replacement, and it can be utilized for other purposes such as the precision pointing and tracking of antennas, telescopes, and thrusters. We build upon previous analyses, and generalize them to include the situation where one of… Expand


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