Motion Platform Optimization
A suitable background in geometry and/or mathematics or a related subject (e.g. mechanical design) is required; preferable with a diploma thesis (or at least basic knowledge) in the field of kinematics/robotics.
SupervisorThis topic is supervised by a team of 3 supervisors. Lead supervisor is Georg Nawratil (Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry). Additional supervisors are Hannes Kaufmann (Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems) and Florian Rist (Institute of Art and Design).
Figure 6.6.1: The moving platform is connected by six spherical-prismatic-spherical legs with the base. These so-called hexapods are of great interest for virtual reality motion simulations.
Figure 6.6.2: The linear platform is connected by five spherical-prismatic-spherical legs with the base. These pentapods are well suited for 5-axis milling, spot-welding, laser- or water-jet engraving/cutting, etc.