While usually print media publications such as journals exercise high quality control, resulting
in articles that are worth to read, the latter are delivered with a huge submission-to-publication delay.
Conferences, on the other hand, lead to faster delivery but at the price of an impaired review process.
Electronic media compete with all of these. They allow an instant publication, being only a click away,
and bring rich multimedia content. To overcome its main disadvantage the relatively low
screen resolution supplementary documents in PDF format may be available for printing.
High quality control is ensured, since it is all readers that will continuously criticize and
update the on-line works rather than just a selected few.
The reviews are organized into four different sections. The first one presents general topics such as
history and state of the art of parallel mechanisms. The second one regroups review articles discussing
various types of applications such as motion simulators, parallel kinematic machines, and medical
parallel robots. The third section focuses on some of the most popular architectures of parallel mechanisms
such as spherical/wrist robots, 6-RUS and 6-PUS parallel manipulators,
variable geometry truss robots, and many others. The final section deals with theoretical issues such as
workspace analysis, singularity analysis, direct kinematics, dynamic balancing, and others.
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