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Denavit–Hartenberg parameters are the parameters associated with a particular convention for attaching reference frames to the links of spatial kinematic chains, or robot manipulators.

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What are the advantages of using the Denavit-Hartenberg representation?

When one wants to model a kinematic chain and in particular define the frames attached to each body, it is common to use the Denavit-Hartenberg parameters. What are the advantages of this ...
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Why do we generally prefer DH parameters over other kinematic representations of robot arms?

I am specifically interested in DH parameters versus other representations in terms of kinematic calibration. The best (clearest) source of information I could find on kinematic calibration is in the ...
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Denavit-Hartenberg parameters for SCARA manipulator

I'm going through the textbook Robot Modeling and Control, learning about the DH convention and working through some examples. I have an issue with the following example. Given below is an image of ...
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Forward Kinematics/D-H parameters for perpendicular joint axes

I am trying to compute forward kinematics of the Kuka youBot using DH convention: http://www.youbot-store.com/youbot-developers/software/simulation/kuka-youbot-kinematics-dynamics-and-3d-model The ...
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Denavit-Hartenberg convention

There are two different conventions that can determine DH parameters. What is the difference between Craig's [1, Sec 3.4] convention and the Spong [2, Sec. 3.2] convention? I know that both methods ...
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How to convert between classic and modified DH parameters?

I currently have a description of my 22 joint robot in "classic" DH parameters. However, I would like the "modified" parameters. Is this conversion as simple as shifting the $a$ and $alpha$ columns ...
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DH parameters to solve forward kinematics problem

When solving the kinematics problem for a robot using DH parameters, if there are some passive joints between the actuator and the end effector, do I have to define the axis and transformations of ...
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Confusion in fixing DH frames

I am analyzing a concept of a surgical robot with 4 revolute joints and one sliding joint. I am not able to fix the coordinate frame for last prismatic joint. Following are the schematics of robot and ...
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Wrong forward-kinematic after calculating from DH-parameters

I'm working on an exercise about DH-parameters for my robotics course in university and I ran into a problem, because my solution is different from the one given by my professor. I calculated the DH-...
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How to determine x-axis if the two z-axis are intersecting in Denavit Hartenberg representation

Suppose I have a 3 link(1 dimensional) chain in which all the joints are revolutes, the axis of first revolute joint is along Z-axis(global) and axis of second joint is along X-axis(global). The first ...
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How to invert D-H parameters

I currently have a working kinematic chain made by a set of ten links in D-H convention (with usual parameters [ $A_i, D_i, \alpha_i, \theta_i$]). But my task currently requires the inversion of some ...
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DH Parameters with offset base

I'm looking at a pan tilt (RR) system. I want to define the kinematics between a world frame and the end effector. Every example I've seen looks at the world frame as being at the first joint (the ...
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DH parameters solution for forward kinematics

I am stuck at a problem of solving DH parameters for a simple test mechanism. I know that the given mechanism is a structure but just for pure academic purposes assume that it's a real system. I only ...
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Parameter $r$ of Denavit-Hartenberg

By watching this video which explains how to calculate the classic Denavit–Hartenberg parameters of a kinematic chain, I was left with the impression that the parameter $r_i$ (or $a_i$) will always be ...
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Coordinate system of SCARA Manipulator

I am trying to understand how to draw coordinate system for forward kinematics. Figure is Could someone please explain how is the coordinate system drawn as per DH parameter? Basically when do we ...
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DH-Parameters for Forward Kinematics for Translatory Motion only

I am fairly new to the DH-transformation and I have difficulties to understand how it works. Why are not all coordinates (X+Y+Z) incorporated into the parameters? It seems to me that at least one ...
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Denavit-Hartenberg convention in practice

How are the coordinate frames and D-H parameters determined in industry? Does one use the CAD drawing of the arm or physically take measurements of the actual arm?
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jacobian of Abb irb140 robot

Can someone please help me with the jacobian matrix equations for Abb irb140 robot. Or an easy way by which I can derive it given the DH parameters. I need it to implement some form of control that am ...
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How do I assign the origin of the frames in the Denavit Hartenberg convention?

I am studying the Denavit Hartenberg and to practice I am using the following manipulator: I have been able to assign some of the frames almost correctly, but i did some mistakes I cannot understand. ...
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Which is best way to calculate inverse kinematics for scara robot?

I am working on scara robot project and I have one big confusion. I am using simple trigonometric way(tan inverse traingl formula) to calculate inverse kinematics . But lot of people suggested me to ...
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Do DH parameters change for a scaled robot 3d model?

I have the actual DH parameters of a robot: d1 = 0.4865 m d2 = 0.600 m d3 = 0.065 m a1 = 0.150 m a2 = 0.475 m all other di's and ai's are zero. Can I use these ...
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Difference between Denavit-Hartenberg and Rodrigues formulas/conventions

I am trying to compute the forward kinematics for a 6 DOF robot arm. I've found two methods : the Denavit-Hartenberg (original and modified) and the product of exponentials with the Rodrigues formula. ...
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Converting from Modified to Standard Denavit Hartenberg

This is probably a noob question. But as of right now I am having difficulty converting from the Modified DH to a Standard DH parameters for the Franka Emika Panda. I need standard because it allows ...
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Home position of robot created using modified DH Parameters doesn't match the real robot

I have created a 6-DOF robot using RigidBodyTree() method and modified D-H parameters using robotics toolbox in MATLAB. The modified DH parameters for the robot are as follows: I have followed the ...
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How to compute associated (partial) Jacobian matrix for each joint of a serial manipulator?

Given DH parameters of a serial manipulator, the forward kinematics gives me T0n = T01*T12*T23*...*Tn-1n , n is the DOF of manipulator. I can calculate the Jacobian matrix J for the end-effector by ...
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Robot Calibration using DH parameters

I'm new in robotics. My problem is the next one: I have a 6DOF robot manipulator and because the implementation was for real-time application my calculation time had to be really fast so that I used ...
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Getting pitch, yaw and roll from Rotation Matrix in DH Parameter

I've calculated a DH Parameter matrix, and I know the top 3x3 matrix is the Rotation matrix. The DH Parameter matrix I'm using is as below, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denavit%E2%80 Above is ...
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Denavit-Hartenberg convention or the product of exponentials formulation, when dealing with the manipulator kinematics?

Though, Denavit-Hartenberg notation is commonly used to describe the kinematics of robot manipulator, some researcher prefer the product of exponential instead; and even the claim that it's better. ...
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3-RRP manipulator robot

I'm having some issues with a planar manipulator I have to deal with. The first two moves are rotational and the third one is a prismatic one. The shoulder and elbow move around the X-axis, while the ...
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Is there any fault in my kinematic diagram?

I was doing forward kinematic test on a 6 D.O.F anthropomorphic robotic manipulator. So I modeled my kinematic diagram by D-H notation. But I am confused. Because I have simplified some terms here. I ...
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DH parameters for a PPP arm

I found this picture on the web and was working through it to make sure I understood the derivation for a PPP arm. I believe for link 2, alpha_2 ought to be -90 and not +90. Additionally, I don't ...
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Find orientation through Transformation matrix

I have a robot with 3 rotational joints that I am trying to simulate in a program I am creating. So I have 4 frames, one base frame, and each joint has a frame. I have 3 transformation functions to go ...
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Modified DH Parameters?

Is the notation of the geometry of robots from Khalil and Kleinfinger be considered as one of the probably "many" Modified DH Parameters?
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Denavit–Hartenberg parameters of a robot with spherical wrist

What are valid values for the Denavit-Hartenberg parameters $d$ and $a$ (sometimes called $r$) of the last 3 links of a robot with spherical wrist? From this reference, "A spherical joint can be ...
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kinetic and potential energy of 3 DOF robot having 2 cylindrical links

Assume two uniform cylindrical links robot has 3 DOF as shown in the figure. Where link one has 1 dof that is rotation on its main axis. The second link has 2 DOF yaw and pitch movements. I can ...
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For the second Paden-Kahan Sub-problem, how is 'r' determined?

When using Paden-Kahan Sub-problems to solve the inverse kinematics of manipulators, 'r' is described as the intersection point between the first and second twist axes. But how is this r actually ...
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Modified DH Parameter for Puma 560

I'm trying to apply modified DH parameters (from Craig's version) to Puma 560. As per modified DH says, And the robot Puma 560 with axes and frame are, As per above sign convention, the sign of d2 ...
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Denavit-Hartenberg Humanoid robot

In humanoid robot, Which way we determine DH Parameter: DH parameter for each leg separability. Or, DH-Parameter for two leg together. and if I can calculate from any way, what about trunk how can ...
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DH Matrix to homogeneous transformation matrix for each joint

Given a DH matrix for a set of joints, how would you convert the data into homogeneous transformation matrices for each joint? I've looked online, but can't find a good tutorial.
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transform IMU reference to robot reference

I have an IMU rigidly attached to the end effector of a robotic arm. The goal is to compare the orientation of the IMU to the orientation of the robot arm. The 9-axis IMU data is used in a sensor ...
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Find the kinematic parameters using DH by Craig convention

I am trying to find the kinametic parameters using the J. Craig of the DH parameters for the following 2-DOF robotic manipulator. where $\ x,y $ are the axes of the reference frame and $\ q_1 , q_2 $...
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Denavit Hartenberg parameters - 3DOF articulated manipulator

I am trying to solve a forward kynematics problem for a 3DOF manipulator. I am working with the Robotics Toolbox for MatLab created by Peter Corke and after calculte the DH parameters and introduce ...
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Homogenous Transformation Matrix for DH parameters

I'm studying Introduction to robotic and found there is different equations to determine the position and orientation for the end effector of a robot using DH parameters transformation matrix, they ...
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Validation of dh parameters

I am working on a concept of robotic arm for which I have fixed DH frames and parameters. Is there any way to validate the correctness of DH parameters and frames ?
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Assigning parameters in perpendicular axes: D-H is a must

So I was given a course assignment to assign frames and write D-H parameters for this robot using only 5+1 frames (with Frame $\{5\}$ at $P$ and Frame $\{0\}$ at $O$). And I assigned them like this: ...
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What is the best software/package to draw the robot manipulator and indicate DH parameters and different axes?

I'm wondering about good software/package to draw the robot manipulator and indicate DH parameters and different axes? Any suggestions!
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Peter Corke Robotics Matlab toolbox Panda DH/MDH conventions confusion

I am new to this toolbox and DH parameters in general but I noticed that the Peter Corke Robotics Toolbox for Matlab originally contains a model of the Franka Emika Panda robot. This model was made ...
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Roy Featherstone toolbox robot model

I want to model these D-H parameters in spatial toolbox: Link: alpha, a, theta, d Link 1 : -90 0 theta1* d1 Link 2 : 0 a2 ...
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Using DH parameters to visualize a robot

Suppose I receive a table containing the DH parameters of a 5 DOF robot. Am I able to reconstruct the geometry of this robot and actually visualize it (i.e. all the mechanical joints and links), using ...
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Why does the Denavit-Hartenberg representation fail to capture the length of the last link in my model?

The length of the last link (1.73) of my model (of a human finger) is not represented in any of the parameters that I calculated using the Denavit-Hartenberg algorithm, which I think can't be right. I ...
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