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Jan21-13, 12:50 AM
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While I'm here, let me pose a conceptual question:

If these arms were to have a motion profile in which they move much faster in one direction than the other, translating to a higher acceleration in one direction (but for a shorter time) in one direction, can this result in an overall angular velocity of the hub? It wouldn't be smooth I imagine, but can a rotation be created in this way?

It doesn't seem possible to me, but I believe one of the research sources is indicating this to be the case.