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Collaborative Mobile Cable-Driven Parallel Robots

Abstract : This thesis presents a novel concept of Mobile Cable - Driven Parallel Robots (MCDPRs) as a new robotic system. MCDPR is composed of a classical C able - D riven P a rallel R obot (CDPR) mounted on multiple mobile bases. MCDPRs combines the autonomy of mobile robots with the advantages of CDPRs, namely, large workspace, high payload - to - weight ratio, low end - effector inertia, deployability and reconfigurability. Moreover , MCDPRs presents a new technical innovation that could help to bring more flexibility and versatility with respect to existing industrial robotic solutions. Two MCDPRs prototypes named FASTKIT and MoPICK have been developed during the course of this the sis. FASTKIT is composed of two mobile bases carrying a six degrees - of - freedom moving - platform, pulled by eight cables , with a goal to provide a low cost and versatile robotic solution for logistics. MoPICK is composed of a three degrees - of - freedom movi ng - platform pulled by four cables mounted on four mobile bases. The targeted applications of MoPICK are mobile tasks in a constrained environment, for example, a workshop or logistic operations in a warehouse. The contributions of this thesis are as follow s. Firstly, all the necessary conditions are studied that required to achieve the static equilibrium of a MCDPR . These conditions are used to develop a Tension Distribution Algorithm for the real time control of the MCDRP cables. The equilibrium conditions are also used to investigate the Wrench - Feasible - Workspace of MCDPRs. Afterwards, the kinematic performance and twist capabilities of the MCDPRs are investigated. Finally, the last part of the thesis presents multiple path planning strategies for MCDPRs i n order to reconfigure the CDPR’s geometric architecture for performing the desired task.
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Tahir Rasheed. Collaborative Mobile Cable-Driven Parallel Robots. Automatic. École centrale de Nantes, 2019. English. ⟨NNT : 2019ECDN0055⟩. ⟨tel-02938097⟩

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