A novel design of a 3-PRC translational compliant parallel micromanipulator for nanomanipulation

Qingsong Xu, Yangmin Li

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A novel 3-DOF prismatic-revolute-cylindrical (PRC) translational compliant parallel micromanipulator (CPM) has been designed for 3-D nanomanipulation in this paper. The system is configured by a proper selection of hardware and analyzed via the established pseudo-rigid-body (PRB) model. The CPM workspace is determined taking into account the physical constraints imposed by piezoelectric actuators and flexure hinges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-528
Number of pages2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Compliant mechanism
  • Nanomanipulation
  • Parallel manipulators
  • Workspace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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