About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims at highlighting the frontiers of parallel robotics research transcending the traditional definition and at exploring the new contours of parallel robotics. It focuses on emerging types of parallel manipulators which leverage soft or continuum robots, flying robots, cable-driven robots, underactuated robots, multi-finger hands, micro scale parallel robots, etc. These novel closed-chain mechanisms, with no rigid links, no fixed base, or no traditional end-effector raise major scientific challenges. We encourage researchers from various robotics communities with common interest in parallel robotics, to contribute their ideas and methods and discuss scientific challenges in robot design, modelling, and control.
We welcome submissions from the traditional parallel robotics community as well as from new communities exploiting the frontiers of parallel manipulators. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- New trends in parallel robotics
- Novel closed-chain mechanisms such as parallel soft or continuum robots, compliant mechanisms, cable-driven robots, multi-fingered hands, aerial parallel robots, underactuated robots, tensegrity structures etc.
- Reconfigurable parallel robots
- Kinematic, kinetostatic, and dynamics modelling of parallel robots
- Singularity analysis of parallel mechanisms
- Control strategies for parallel manipulators
- State estimation for parallel robots
- Dexterous manipulation and physical human robot interaction
Keywords: parallel robots, continuum robots, soft robots, cable-driven robots, multi-fingered hands, aerial parallel robots, underactuated robots, compliant mechanisms
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