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Homothetic Jitterbug-like linkages

2012-05-01
Kiper, Goekhan
Söylemez, Eres
Conformal polyhedral linkages have drawn attention of scientists and engineers since the invention of Buckminster Fuller: a highly overconstrained spatial linkage, the Jitterbug. Many studies aimed to generalize Jitterbug-like linkages have been published, however a complete classification does not yet exist. This study introduces a definition for Jitterbug-like linkages and two major assumptions and then focuses on the properties of homothetic linkages.