The combination of static balancing and tensegrity structures has resulted in a new class of mechanisms: Statically Balanced Tensegrity Mechanisms. These are prestressed structures that are in equilibrium in a wide range of positions, and thus exhibit mechanism-like properties. This paper describes the design of a prototype model of a statically balanced tensegrity mechanism based on a classic tensegrity structure.
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Design of a Statically Balanced Tensegrity Mechanism
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Schenk, M, Herder, JL, & Guest, SD. "Design of a Statically Balanced Tensegrity Mechanism." Proceedings of the ASME 2006 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 2: 30th Annual Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. September 10–13, 2006. pp. 501-511. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2006-99727
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