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2019-04-16

A promising robotics project looking for a commercial partner

This project derives from the development of a parallel robotic mechanism (movement platform) displaying a wide range of rotational displacement. This type of mechanism will find important applications in the fields of flight simulators (especially helicopter simulators), entertainment (virtual reality rides), industrial robots, and haptic interfaces and devices.

The technology consists of a novel arrangement of the platform drive mechanisms that enable the integration of additional actuators without over-stressing the structure of the platform. This innovation maintains the fundamental properties of classical parallel mechanisms and, importantly, circumvents the singularity problems that are the main limitation of current platforms; by achieving this, rotation ranges increase from 45 to 80°.

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  • Université Laval