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Title:Design considerations for a reconfigurable delta robot
Author(s):Arena, Jeffrey
Advisor(s):Allison, James T.
Department / Program:Industrial&Enterprise Sys Eng
Discipline:Systems & Entrepreneurial Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:One project, the design of a reconfigurable Delta robot, motivated three different works which comprise this thesis. In Chapters 1-2, I discuss the application of multiobjective design principles to decide appropriate ranges of reconfigurability in a Delta robot. I show that the selection reconfigurable ranges in a system designed for multiability through continuous reconfiguration can be accomplished by generating points along an ``expanded Pareto set"-- each of these points representing a fully reconfigurable design. In Chapters 3-4 I discuss dynamically modeling compliance in a structure, and use the derivation to formulate the co-design problem for a simple pick-and-place manipulator made up of one compliant link. After displaying existing results, I discuss the current state of this research and potential next steps. Finally, in Chapter 5, I outline the practical considerations that comprised my construction of a reconfigurable Delta robot.
Issue Date:2014-05-30
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Jeffrey D. Arena
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-30
Date Deposited:2014-05

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