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Advances in Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulators

Call for Papers

Cable-driven parallel manipulators have been developed as a new kind of parallel manipulators in the last decades, which adopt flexible cables instead of rigid limbs. Cable-driven parallel manipulators possess some inbred advantages over rigid parallel manipulators, such as simple structure, large workspace, high load-weight ratio, and good dynamic performance. Accordingly, cable-driven parallel manipulators have been more and more widely used in practical engineering. The related research has drawn extensive academic attention, as a hot topic with rapid development. Collection and collation of latest advances on the cable-driven parallel manipulators will further promote both their practical applications and theoretical study.

This special issue aims to focus on the recent developments concerning cable-driven parallel manipulators. We invite investigators to contribute with original research articles as well as review articles to this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent advances on cable-driven parallel manipulators
  • Novel configuration design and analysis
  • Workspace, kinematics, dynamics analysis
  • Design optimization and methodology
  • Tension analysis and optimization
  • Accuracy analysis
  • Stiffness and vibration analysis
  • Trajectory planning
  • Novel control strategies or logics
  • Reconfigurable cable manipulators
  • Experimental prototype and evaluation
  • Multiple robot systems with cable parallel manipulators
  • Relationship with other unilateral manipulators
  • Novel application

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ame/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ame/cpar/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 15 November 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 7 February 2014
Publication DateFriday, 4 April 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Xiaoqiang Tang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Guest Editors

  • Dengfeng Sun, School of Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • Yuanying Qiu, School of Electromechanical Engineering, Xidian University, Xi’an, China