I have a 6DOF robotic arm which I am using to throw a ball. Each joint can achieve a maximum velocity of 30 RPM (180 deg/s). I have been trying to generate joint angles manually and feeding them to see how far I can throw the ball until now. This has shown me that it's like less than 2 meters.
But I feel that I may not be combining the motions of the various motors in order get better throwing distance. I wanted to know if there is a simple way of theoretically determining the maximum distance I can throw. I read a few papers that appear very complicated, I do not need a very accurate value, just an estimate so that I decide whether I should move to a different arm.