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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