Kinematics and Dynamics Modeling for Real-Time Simulation of the Cable-Driven Parallel Robot IPAnema 3


In this paper, the kinematics and dynamics modeling of the mechatronic model for a 6 DOF cable-driven parallel robot are covered and a real-time capable simulation model for such robots is derived. The governing equations of motion of the mobile platform are acquired using Newton-Euler formalism, furthermore, the pulley kinematics of the winches and a spring-damper based cable model are introduced. Once the equations of motion are derived, closed-form force distribution is implemented and simulation results of the real-time capable model for the cable-driven parallel robot IPAnema 3 is presented. Given the real-time capability, the established model can be used for hardware-in-the-loop simulation or controller design, but also for case studies of highly dynamic or large-scale robots.

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Philipp Tempel
Philipp Tempel
Postdoctoral Research Associate

My research interests include continuum and flexible robots, multibody system simulation, and mechanical integrators.