On Motion of Robot End-Effector Using the Curvature Theory of Timelike Ruled Surfaces with Timelike Rulings

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EKİCİ C., Unluturk Y., Dede M., Ryuh B. S.

MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, vol.2008, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2008
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2008/362783
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The trajectory of a robot end-effector is described by a ruled surface and a spin angle about the ruling of the ruled surface. In this way, the differential properties of motion of the end-effector are obtained from the well-known curvature theory of a ruled surface. The curvature theory of a ruled surface generated by a line fixed in the end-effector referred to as the tool line is used for more accurate motion of a robot end-effector. In the present paper, we first defined tool trihedron in which tool line is contained for timelike ruled surface with timelike ruling, and transition relations among surface trihedron: tool trihedron, generator trihedron, natural trihedron, and Darboux vectors for each trihedron, were found. Then differential properties of robot end-effector's motion were obtained by using the curvature theory of timelike ruled surfaces with timelike ruling. Copyright (C) 2008 Cumali Ekici et al.