TY - CHAP A1 - Lin Pan A2 - Changsheng Cai A3 - Jianjun Zhu A4 - Xianqiang Cui ED1 - Joseph Mizrahi Y1 - 2019-05-22 PY - 2019 T1 - Kinematic Absolute Positioning with Quad-Constellation GNSS N2 - Numerous problems in engineering and biology can be described, characterized, and analyzed in kinematics terms. In classical machinery and robotics the most distinctive characteristic is constrained motion of multi-degree-of-freedom kinematic chains. Robotic arms and manipulators have become essential devices in industrial applications and medicine. This book provides the reader with an updated look at the current trends in kinematics methods and applications. Section 1 deals with kinematics of linkages and includes analysis of cam mechanisms and transformation of rotary motion into oscillation. Section 2 covers compliant mechanisms, whereby elastically deformable parts are part of the mechanism. Finally, Section 3 deals with kinematics of spacecrafts and satellites in the contexts of global navigation systems and of space robot analysis. BT - Kinematics SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.86368 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.86368 SN - 978-1-78984-491-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-27 ER -