Constraint Equations for a Planar Parallel Platform
The aim of this thesis is to apply the Grünwald–Blaschke kinematic mapping to standard types of parallel general planar three-legged platforms in order to obtain the univariate polynomials which provide the solution of the forward kinematic problem. We rely on the method of Gröbner basis to reach these univariate polynomials. The Gröbner basis is determined from the constraint equations of the three legs of the platforms. The degrees of these polynomials are examined geometrically based on Bezout’s Theorem. The principle conclusion is that the univariate polynomials for the symmetric platforms under circular constraints are of degree six, which describe the maximum number of real solutions. The univariate polynomials for the symmetric platforms under linear constraints are of degree two, that describe the maximum number of real solutions.