I am reading research papers about robotics and many of them follow the same pattern:
- some construction is established
- kinematical formulas are read from the mechanical structure
- the state space is analysed (e.g. how far the robot can reach, what the maximum speed can be, what is left underspecified and how to handle such mathematically incorrect systems and so on)
Is there some tool or software product that can receive (as input) the mechanical structure and then output the kinematical formulas? Preferably, it would provide some kind of plots, analysis, suggestions for optimal design parameters (e.g. length, angles of the sturcture, optimum parameters of motors and so on). Does this exist?