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Parallel Manipulators Applications—A Survey

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This paper presents the comparison between serial and parallel manipulators. Day by day, the applications of the parallel manipulator in various field is become apparent and with a rapid rate utilized in precise manufacturing, medical science and in space exploration equipments. A parallel manipulator can be defined as a closed loop kinematic chain mechanism whose end effector is linked to the base by several independent kinematic chains. The classification of various parallel manipulators is presented herewith. The prime focus of the paper is to realize the parallel manipulators applications for industry, space, medical science or commercial usage by orienting manipulator in the space at the high speed with a desired accuracy.

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Y. Patel and P. George, "Parallel Manipulators Applications—A Survey," Modern Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 57-64. doi: 10.4236/mme.2012.23008.

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