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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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Position Control vs Velocity Control vs Torque Control

Please can somebody explain to me the difference between Position Control, Velocity Control, and Torque Control? Specifically, I am thinking in terms of a robot arm. I understand that position control ...
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What's the difference between a holonomic and a nonholonomic system?

I was wondering if a 1D point mass (a mass which can only move on a line, accelerated by an external time-varying force, see Wikipedia - Double integrator) is a holonomic or a nonholonomic system? Why?...
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Adding an Actuator or Force to a (Featherstone) Articulated Rigid Body Model

I'm working on a project where I need to model a system that is essentially comprised of a series of ball-and-socket joints attached to a base, which is attached in turn to a prismatic joint (rail). ...
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Building a balancing robot with differential drive

I've already built a two wheeled balancing robot using some continuous rotation servos and an accelerometer/gyroscope. I upgraded the servos to some geared DC motors with 8-bit encoders with the goal ...
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Optimal location of the center of mass for an inverted pendulum

I'm building an inverted pendulum to be controlled by DC motors, but I've run across a conundrum. Personal life experience tells me that it's better to have a lower center of mass to maintain balance....
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"Time-varying" and "nonautonomous" dynamical systems and their Lyapunov analysis

It is possible to distinguish the properties "time-varying" and "nonautonomous" in dynamical systems regarding Lyapunov stability analysis? Does it make a difference if the system depends explicitly ...
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What does SE mean in robotics literature?

I've come across the abbreviation SE several times recently. I know it has to do with the pose of the robot, and the degrees of freedom. Most recently I found it on page 8 of this paper: D. Kragic ...
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Cartesian Impedance control Damping Design (Double Diagonalization)

In the literature, it is often seen that for a system: \begin{align} \Lambda \ddot{e} + D_d \dot{e} + K_d e = F_{ext} \end{align} A dynamic damping matrix is required for a robot to take ...
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Proportional controller error doesn't approach zero

I'm reading this pdf. The dynamic equation of one arm is provided which is $$ l \ddot{\theta} + d \dot{\theta} + mgL sin(\theta) = \tau $$ where $\theta$ : joint variable. $\tau$ : joint torque ...
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Effectiveness of a Mobile Robot In Relation To Mass

Do mobile and/or autonomous robots become more or less effective the bigger they get? For example, a bigger robot has bigger batteries, and thus bigger motors, whereas a smaller robot has the exact ...
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Dynamic torque simulation for a 6 DOF robotic arm

I am working on a 6 DOF robotic arm(industrial manipulator). I have the basic structural specs (dimensions, weights etc) for the links and joints with me. Basically, I want to simulate both static ...
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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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Understanding Impedance Control

I have a question regarding impedance control for a robotic manipulator. Given that we have a task space trajectory: $\ddot{x}$, $\dot{x}$ and $x$ And the dynamics model of the robot: $$\tau = M(q)\...
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Where to make changes for simulation project Bullet/Gazebo/ROS/Orocos

I am starting to develop robotics project which involves simulation (and maybe real world programs) of soft-body dynamics (for food processing) and clothes/garment handling (for textile industry or ...
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Calculating required torques for a given trajectory using Lagrange-Euler

I have a 2DOF robot with 2 revolute joints, as shown in the diagram below. I'm trying to calculate (using MATLAB) the torque required to move it but my answers don't match up with what I'm expecting. ...
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Conventional Land Vehicle Dynamic Models for GPS/INS augmentation

I am looking to augment a GPS/INS solution with a conventional land vehicle (car-like) model. That is, front-wheel steered, rear wheels passive on an axle. I don't have access to odometry or wheel ...
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Why do series elastic actuators have more accurate and stable force control?

The other day, somebody was telling me about a robot in their lab, and they mentioned that it has "series elastic" actuators. But after doing a bit of Googling, I'm still not sure as to what this ...
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What is the difference between screw and wrench in rigid body motion?

A screw is defined by a six dimensional vector of forces and torques. It can represent any spatial movement of a rigid body (as written here). But I don't get the following distinction between screw ...
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Stationary/inertial reference frame

In Modern Robotics by Kevin Lynch, there is a term "stationary" frame, but this is never defined. Googling shows that this is synonymous with inertial frame. Apparently inertial frame means ...
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Motion profile and Motion control scheme, how do they interact?

I'm studying motion control and I start with the simplest case, I have to go from A to B in a straight line using a trapezoidal motion profile. I understand that in a real case, due to the fact that ...
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What is the bicycle model for a dynamic robot?

I was asked this in a phone interview for a robotics job. Googling has not really helped. I assume it is some sort of state prediction model that can be used in a Kalman filter. Can anyone give me a ...
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How to implement PID control for robotic arm?

I'm wondering that, PID control is a linear control technique and the robot manipulator is a nonlinear system, so how it is possible to apply PID control, in this case. I found a paper named: PID ...
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how to implement tracking problem with PID controller

I'm trying to implement the tracking problem for this example using PID controller. The dynamic equation is $$ I \ddot{\theta} + d \dot{\theta} + mgL \sin(\theta) = u $$ where $\theta$ : joint ...
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How to calculate Inertia tensor?

I'm trying to obtain dynamics of a 4 DOF robot. Firstly, I calculated all Transformation matrices and Jacobians. While solving Lagrangian there is a term I - Inertia tensor . I couldn't understand the ...
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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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Biped State Space Implementation

Currently I working on a humanoid robot using inverted pendulum model and use LQR for walking stabilizer. Input u is Torque, State x is angle and angular velocity and y output is angle. I got the ...
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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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Can a state matrix have a row of zeros?

While formulating a state matrix of a system, say a system of a typical cruise controller, \begin{equation} \begin{bmatrix} \dot{v} \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} -\frac{b}{m} \end{bmatrix} \begin{...
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Should the therotical parameters match the physical setup constraints when modeling a robot?

I'm working on modeling and simulation of robotic arm, after I obtained the mathematical model of the robot, I used that to implement some control techniques, to control the motion of the robot. The ...
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Articulated Body Algorithm with gear ratio

I am reading up on the proposed articulated body algorithm by Featherstone, which goes like: Pass 1: \begin{equation} \nu_0 = 0\\ \nu_i = {^i}X_{\lambda(i)}\nu_{\lambda(i)}+s_i\dot{q}_i\\ c_i = \nu_i \...
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Dynamic model of a robot lifted by a balloon (Multibody system)

I'm having a hard time trying to understand how to obtain the dynamic model for a system similar to the image. The balloon is a simple helium balloon, however the box is actually an aerial ...
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Can inverse dynamics control be regarded as a function?

I know that inverse kinematics ($p \rightarrow q$, p: desired pose of the end-effector, q: joint angles) is not a function because there might be multiple joint angle vectors q that result in the same ...
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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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Do walking robots use accelerometers?

My understanding of walking robots (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJlkBBdyBYI) is that they use a gyroscope to determine the current orientation of the robot, or each joint of the robot. This ...
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Calculation of IMU offset for Placement of Inertial measurement unit away from centre of mass

I am working on a 6DOF IMU that contains a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope. I am building a project to plot the position and orientation of a vehicle/dirt bike in a 3d plane. However, the ...
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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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Guessing the K matrix gain for the Optimal Control LQR?

I'm are going to create a LQR to control a system. The problem is to choose the Q and R weighting matrices for the cost function. The Q and R matrices are going to minimize the cost function so the ...
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Mass Matrix in Lagrange equation

I want to find the equations of motion of an RRRR robot.I have studied about it a bit but I am having some confusion. Here, in one of the lectures I found online, it describes an Inertia matrix of a ...
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Dynamic tracking precision of UR5/10

I am willing to use a universal robot arm (UR10) in a path following mode. i.e. I have a desired trajectory for the robot's effector and I would like the effector to follow it as close as possible. ...
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Holonomic constraint forces using Lagrange multipliers

Consider a multibody robotic system with Lagrangian $ L = \dot{q}^{T}M\dot{q} + V $ and equations of motion of the form $$M(q)\ddot{q}+C(q,\dot{q})\dot{q}+A^{T}(q)\lambda+N(q)=0 $$ where $N=\frac{\...
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Damping vs Friction

I am using a physics simulator to simulate a robot arm. For a revolute joint in the arm, there are two parameters which need to be specified: damping, and friction. If a torque is applied to the joint,...
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How do quadcopters turn left and right?

In this picture, a sketch of a quadcopter is displayed with rotor's direction of motion. The magnitude of the rotational velocity is depicted by the thickness of the lines (thicker lines are higher ...
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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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What's the diffrence between $H_2$ and $H_\infty$ control?

There a two controllers named $H_2$ and $H_\infty$. Can someone explain if: They have have guaranteed stability margins? Do they have a Kalman filter? Are they for both SISO and MIMO systems? Can I ...
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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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Velocity-Control of a manipulator without a dynamic model

I have a five DoF robot. Each axis is connected to a cylinder. You can send PWM values to each cylinder and you are able to read out the position values of each cylinder which makes it possible to ...
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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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Compensating for Yaw in Lateral Quadcopter Movement

I'm trying to make a quadcopter move laterally at a certain angle. I've been able to find the proper roll and pitch angles for this (that work with a yaw of 0°); how would I adjust these values to ...
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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 applied joint torque will affect another joint?

I want to ask a very simple question. For the robot dynamics Newton-Euler algorithm, suppose there is a two-link planar robot, we can write the simple dynamic equation form as $M(\theta)\ddot{\theta} ...
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