Teaching the Design of Parallel Manipulators and Their Controllers Implementing MATLAB , Simulink , SimMechanics and CAD *

@inproceedings{TlaleTeachingTD,
  title={Teaching the Design of Parallel Manipulators and Their Controllers Implementing MATLAB , Simulink , SimMechanics and CAD *},
  author={Nkgatho Sylvester Tlale and Peijie Zhang}
}
The teaching of parallel mechanisms and their controllers is a difficult task because of the complex mathematics that must be solved for the direct and indirect kinematics problems. In order to help students understand the kinematics and the dynamics of parallel manipulators and their controllers, we have designed a final-year robotics course based on MATLAB, Simulink and SimMechanics. Students are given specifications of the parallel manipulator that they must design, such as parameters of the… CONTINUE READING