Stewart Gough Platform Prototype

Section: 
Invention
Place: 
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
K.N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU)
Isfahan (Iran)
Associate: 
A. Nasr
H.D. Taghirad
Date: 
2014/01/22

A Stewart platform is a type of parallel robot that incorporates six prismatic actuators, commonly hydraulic jacks. These actuators are mounted in pairs to the mechanism's base, crossing over to three mounting points on a top plate. Devices placed on the top plate can be moved in the six degrees of freedom in which it is possible for a freely-suspended body to move. These are the three linear movements x, y, z (lateral, longitudinal and vertical), and the three rotations pitch, roll, & yaw. The term "six-axis" platform is also used.

This robot made by a rotary actuator and plexiglass structure. The controller of the robot is ATmega256 which can send a command to 6 servo motor at the same time.