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CASPR: A Comprehensive Cable-Robot Analysis and Simulation Platform for the Research of Cable-Driven Parallel Robots

Darwin Lau, Jonathan Eden, Ying Tan, Denny Oetomo

2016 IEEE/RSJ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ROBOTS AND SYSTEMS (IROS 2016) | IEEE | Published : 2016

Abstract

The study of cable-driven parallel robots (CDPRs) has attracted much attention in recent years. However, to the best of the authors' knowledge, no single software platform exists for researchers to perform different types of analyses for CDPRs of arbitrary structure. In this paper, the Cable-robot Analysis and Simulation Platform for Research (CASPR) of CDPRs is introduced. Using this platform, arbitrary types and structures of CDPRs, such as single and multi-link CDPRs, can be studied for a wide range of analyses, including kinematics, dynamics, control and workspace analysis. CASPR achieves this using a general CDPR model representation and an abstracted software architecture. Moveover, CD..

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