Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Parallel Manipulators

Serdar Küçük

University of Kocaeli


Kinematics modeling Dynamics modeling Dexterity Motion/force transmissibility Kinematic optimization Dynamics optimization Exoskeletons Wearable robots Robotic surgery Rehabilitation robots New designs of other parallel robots New designs of hybrid robotic manipulators

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Robotic technology is rapidly developing and affects several fields of human life. Robots have been becoming a part of human life every passing day. Robotic manipulators are currently used for several purposes like industrial and medical. Robotic manipulators can be classified into two main groups, i.e., serial and parallel robotic manipulators. Serial robots are the traditional robots that have been used for more than 50 years in the industry due to their large operating work-space. However, some disadvantages can occur when serial robots perform a task with high speed or heavy load handling. These disadvantages arise mainly from their single kinematic chain. Parallel robots that have been studied extensively for the last two or three decades are important candidates to overcome disadvantages arises from serial robots since the multi closed loop structure of parallel robots mainly provides better stiffness and lower positioning error. In this book, it is desired to criticize the development and historical evolution of parallel robots, focus on current parallel robotic systems and applications. As the last sentence, this book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in parallel robots that have becomes a more important topic of science every passing day.

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Date completed: November 26th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 17th 2019

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About the editor

Serdar Küçük

University of Kocaeli

Serdar Kucuk received BA and MSc degrees from Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He received PhD degree from Kocaeli University in Turkey. He is currently working as a full professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering at Kocaeli University, Turkey. He has several scientific publications including international conference papers, journal papers, books, and book chapters. He serves as a reviewer of several well-known robotic journals. His research interests are optimization, control, kinematics and dynamics modelling of serial and parallel robotic manipulators. Lately he has also interest in designing electrical controlled above knee prosthetics and hand-wrist rehabilitation robots and surgical robots.

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