Questions tagged [dynamics]

Dynamics is a branch of applied mathematics (specifically classical mechanics) concerned with the study of forces and torques and their effect on motion, as opposed to kinematics, which studies the motion of objects without reference to its causes.

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Is it possible to estimate a torque input to fit the robot arm to markers in world coordinates?

I'd like to control a humanoid in a physics engine to fit it to markers given as Cartesian worldspace coordinates. I'd like to realize this by estimating inputs to PD controller using some gradient-...
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Determination of the operational space dynamic model (Task space)

I am trying to implement a hybrid Force/Motion controller for a quadruped. To do that I first need the Inverse Dynamic Model of the robot in Operational Space. I found a lot of resources on how to ...
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How to find inverse kinematic equations for a quadruped robot to make it walk?

I have made a model of quadruped robot (sprawling/spider type and not dog type) in V-rep and now I want to make it walk by using creep gait. (i.e moving 1 leg at a time) As I understand, I have to ...
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4 wheeled differential wheeled (skid-steer) robot steering problem

My question is about a square shaped differential wheeled robot, I built, that has a hub-motor (BLDC motor) attached to each corner, i.e., the wheels on the same side, either left or right, have the ...
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Can knowledge of robot's dynamics help in motion planning?

Some planners assume a kinematic model of the robot for example diff drive or omni directional etc. while generating motion plans for the robot. Can knowledge of the dynamics of the robot help ...
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Angular Velocities of CoM in Global Coordinate

The block diagram of the robot is shown as above. Here, $\phi$ is the angle between $X_v$ and $X_0$ (Yaw angle of the robot), and $\psi$ is the angle between $Z_b$ and $Z_v$ (pitch angle of the robot'...
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Cannot get 3 DOF bicycle model to run correctly

I'm trying to simulate a vehicle using a dynamic bicycle model but I cannot seem to get it working. If I set a constant steering angle the lateral velocity grows exponentially and creates impossible ...
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Why do we need coriolis and centrifugal forces when it comes to the dynamics of a robotic arm?

So we all know (and love) the typical dynamic equation of a robotic arm: $$ M(q) \ddot{q}+C(q,\dot{q})\dot{q}+G(q)=\tau $$ Where M is the mass matrix, G is gravity and C is Coriolis and Centrifugal ...
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Free-floating sphere dynamics using Roy Featherstone's spatial_v2 toolbox

I am using Roy Featherstone's spatial_v2 to model a mobile robot. I encountered a problem so I went back to modeling a free-floating sphere to familiarize myself with the library and the algorithms. ...
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All Joint Angle values not converging to desired set point (I am using Roy Featherstone's Spatial Toolbox)

I need the robot joint angles to become the same as given (desired) joint angles. The kinematics and dynamics (used Spatial Toolbox) are correct and the motor models are realistic too. But out of 3 ...
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Non-planar robot Dynamics error using Roy Featherstone's Spatial toolbox

I am using this code to test robot dynamics of above robot using Spatial Toolbox function: FDab(rob, [0;0;0], [0;0;0], [0;0;0]) %a_grav = [0,0,-9.81] But it ...
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Using Simulink Interpreted MATLab fcn for robot dynamics using Robotics Toolbox

I am using Interpreted MATLab fcn to compute forward dynamics. I am using code of accel in which I have added my robot model in the beginning, making the accel function: ...
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3 DOF robot torque not converging Robotics Toolbox

I have a Simulink model in which desired torque is [0;0;0] and current torque should converge to zeros too. But I am getting oscillatory torque as output. This is the block diagram of what I am ...
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Joint torque sensor vs end-effector force sensor

I am trying to understand the difference between joint torque sensors, and force sensors, in a robot arm. From what I understand, joint torque sensors estimate the torque at each joint, whereas a ...
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3-DOF Robot Dynamics error in Robotics Toolbox

I am trying to compute dynamics of 3 DOF robot using Robotics Toolbox by executing this code: robot.accel(q, zeros(1,3), zeros(1,3)) But I am getting this error: ...
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Effiecient computation of coriollis matrix

I want to perform kinodynamic motion planning on a 6DoF hybrid manipulator. I calculated mass matrix, coriollis matrix etc using the lagrangian method. The coriollis matirx was calculated symbolically ...
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When are non-diagonal matrices advantageous for linear quadratic regulators?

When setting up an optimal control problem using a linear quadratic regulator, one often chooses semi-definite matrices Q and R such that the objective function J has the form $$J=\int_{t_0}^{t_f}(...
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Determine moments of inertia of a tool experimentally

I've mounted a broom as an effector of the Kuka IIWA. I've configured a tool in the Kuka Sunrise Workbench software with approximative mass and center of gravity. However, when control is started with ...
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Doubt linearizing 2D planar quadrotor equation of motion

Equation of motion for 2D planar quadrotor are as follows $\ddot{x} = \frac{1}{m} (u1+u2)sin(\theta)$ $\ddot{y} = \frac{1}{m} (u1+u2)cos(\theta) - mg$ $\ddot{\theta} = \frac{r}{I} (u1+u2)$ How to ...
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Free Multibody Dynamics Software?

I'm working on modelling a feller buncher, its end effector consists of a saw to cut trees and claws to bundle them together. I'm looking for a free/open source software that can simulate dynamics of ...
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Calculate the inertia matrix of complex robotic mechanism

Motor, irregular rigid body of Different materials Forming a single robotic. For example, Industrial robot, every geometric shape of the link is very complex. But we can find inertia matrix form CAD ...
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How do I calculate the direction robot is facing, pose from velocity and yaw rate?

I have a simple car robot with four wheels moving relatively slowly (5~10 mph). The robot has a velocity magnitude and yaw rate sensor and the sensor samples about every 0.1 seconds. I want to map the ...
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Finding Mass/Inertia Matrix of a robot

Hi I am trying to model my humanoid robot. The general EoM is $M(q)\ddot{q}+C(q,\dot{q})+G(q)=U$ I know $M(q)$ is Inertia matrix which depends on joint positions $\textbf{q}$. However, I am having ...
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Bullet vs SimMechanics: Inverse Dynamics and sensed forces/torques

This question may be a little broad, but I could not find any other information. How accurate are the inverse dynamics functions in SimMechanics compared to Bullet? How accurate are the sensed/...
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Maximum value of norm of mass matrix M

How do I compute the maximum values for ||M(q)|| and ||M_dot(q)||, the induced 2-norms, where M(q) is the mass matrix from the standard dynamical model of a robotic manipulator. I have the numerical ...
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how to introduce 2 inputs into a matlab block function that processes only one variable at a time? [closed]

Using SIMULINK, I wanted to optimize 2 variables with the ant colony optimization algorithm; which is written in a matlab function block, the function is of type function y = f (x) it has only one ...
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Reachable Position with endeffector robotic arm

I have a 7 DOF robotic Arm. All the 7 Joints are rotational and have upper and lower joint angle limits. Now assume my end effector has a certain Pose $x = [X, Y, Z, a, b, c]$. My Question now is ...
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OpenRAVE “fast-forward” physics simulation?

I am working with OpenRAVE simulator and I am using ODE Physics (OpenRAVE plugin to support ODE). I have a robot in an environment and multiple other objects that are subject to the physics engine. I ...
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Understanding the kinetic energy expressions for a 1 link vs 2 link robot arm

I'm studying these lecture notes on dynamic models of robot arm links, slides 33-36, where two examples are given for the kinetic energies for a single link and two link robot arm. In the single ...
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Why we want to write all linear system into form of first order differential equations?

It seems to be taken granted that when we deal with some control system, the first thing we want to do is to linearize the system and put it in form of first order differential equations like $\dot x =...
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PID control related to lagrange equation

I'm a beginner in robotics and so far followed the lecture series by Prof. Oussama Khatib and some blogs and papers. currently I'm following this studywolf blog. in the end I plan on building a simple ...
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Why using screws instead of homogeneous transforms in kinematics and dynamics?

Can anyone give a justification for using screws (twists, wrenches) instead of the traditional approach (rotation matrices, homogeneous transforms)? Even if screws are more compact, the situation gets ...
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When and when not to use the Inertia tensor in Kinetic energy computing?

I'm trying to obtain the dynamic model of a 3D robot (academic problem), I have obtained the D-H table, the transformation matrix for each pair of links and the total transformation matrix. Now I'm ...
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Two 4 bar mechanism vs stepper motor on each linkage in a 4 DOF robotic arm

I am planning to make a 4 Degree of Freedom(DOF) robotic arm. I have a confusion in mechanical design of the robot. Shall I use two 4 bar mechanisms to reduce the number of actuators? or a stepper ...
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Doing a project for college for a manned drone theortically only

Weight of the Drone in total will be 240 Kg. It Will be a quad copter drone setup but with 8 rotors(two on each corner) for redundancy purpose. Aim is achieve Thrust/weight ratio of 2. So need total ...
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Dynamic model using identification for control

I'm currently working of a 5 DOF robot, for which i'd like to compute the dynamic model through identification. I have experimental data representing torques (inputs) and positions (outputs). How can ...
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Quadcopter mathematical model and controller design

if we just examine the translational dynamics (X and Y direction), the dynamics are coupled, So if I want to design a PID controller to control the position, the outcome will be unpredictable because ...
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“modern contact dynamics” - Why are spring-damper contact models not being used anymore for dynamic simulations in robotics?

While researching different physics engines for dynamic simulations in robotics I found the following statement on the MoJoCo documentation website: Physics engines have traditionally separated in ...
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Calculation of inertia values of Ic and Im

In my dynamic model of two wheeled mobile robot, it has the total equivalent inertia, noted $I$, described by the equation below, $I_c$ is the moment of inertia of the DDMR about the vertical axis ...
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Dynamic model of two wheeled mobile robot

I wanted to design a LQR controller for my two wheel mobile robot. What are the equation of two wheeled mobile robot can be rearranged into state space model? My two wheeled mobile robot is nonlinear ...
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Jacobian of kinematic IMU Model

I have the following problem: given two Input Vectors $x = \begin{pmatrix}x\\y\\z\\v_x\\v_y\\v_z\\q_1\\q_2\\q_3\\q_4\end{pmatrix}$, $u = \begin{pmatrix}a_x\\a_y\\a_z\\w_x\\w_y\\w_z\end{pmatrix}$ time $...
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Calculating C for a 6-DOF robotic arm

I've seen this equation for calculating the dynamics of a robotic arm a bunch: $\boldsymbol{\tau} = \boldsymbol{M}(\boldsymbol{q})\ddot{\boldsymbol{q}} + \boldsymbol{C}(\boldsymbol{q},\dot{\...
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Confusion about Jacobians stemming from class notes

So I thought I understood well enough what a Jacobian was (in the context of an $n$-DOF robot) -- a function that takes a vector of n joint positions and returns an $n \times n$ matrix that can be ...
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6DOF serial robot (PUMA robot) dynamic model equations

I'm trying to find the most simplified (though accurate) calculations for the dynamic model of a standard 6DOF serial robot (PUMA robot). I found this great paper: https://www-cs.stanford.edu/group/...
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robotic arm DOF

I'm working on an assignment and was wondering aobut the degrees of freedom this system has. The generalized coordinates are: $\underline{q}:$ \begin{bmatrix} x \\ \theta_{1} \\ \theta_{2} \\ \end{...
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Quadrotor SE3 Controller: Calculating Rd_dot

I am trying to simulate and implement the controller in the paper Geometric Tracking Control of a Quadrotor UAV on SE(3). I have the dynamics implemented, however I am stuck at one part in the ...
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How to interpret and apply results from Inverse Dynamics

I am applying Recursive Newton Euler Inverse Dynamics to a simple two link model. If I apply the result torques and forces using PhysX or Bullet Physics I get unexpected results. The model spins and ...
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Quadrotor Dynamics: Calculating angular velocity of quadrotor

I am trying to simulate and implement the controller of the paper Geometric Tracking Control of a Quadrotor UAV on SE(3). To do this I need to first implement the dynamics of the quadrotor. According ...
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D(q) Inertia Matrix and the Jacobian Matrix

There is something I need to verify. Say we have the following RPR robot manipulator. The DH table yields 3 rotational matrices: \begin{equation} R^0_1, R^0_2, R^0_3 \end{equation} Using these ...
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Urdf as a way to model dynamics?

Since urdf format serves the purpose of kinematic model but also extends for dynamical properties such as mass,moment of inertia and centre of masses, can it be considered a viable dynamical model of ...