Master of Science (MS)
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Interactive computer simulation software in the area of robotics is becoming increasingly important. The present work involved the creation of a computer simulation software package for an elastic robotic arm. The computer simulation was unique in four major areas. Using a specialized Silicon Graphics IRIS Workstation, a three-dimensional model of the three-link elastic robotic arm, controlled by two hydraulic actuators, was created. The software simulation developed in the present work was highly interactive with the user. The user is able to move the different links, change parameters, and alter dynamic applied forces. The kinematics were modelled. A user was allowed to change the kinematic variables by either moving the different links or by changing the magnitude of the two actuator forces. The deformations of the robotic arm were modelled and presented in both graphic and analytical form.
Arm; Computerized; Dimensional; Elastic; Model; Robotic; Three-link; Silicon Graphics IRIS Workstation
Mechanical engineering; Computer science
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Krueger, Allison Jeanne, "Three-dimensional computerized model of an elastic robotic arm" (1988). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 57.