# Questions tagged [forward-kinematics]

Forward kinematics refers to the use of the kinematic equations of a robot to compute the position of the end-effector from specified values for the joint parameters

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### Robotic Dog Kinematics & RVIZ

I am working on a summer project involving creating quadruped robot. I am in the process of creating a simple walking gait, to which I have fundamental understanding of the inverse kinematics. I am ...
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### Question on Denavit–Hartenberg method for forward kinematics

This is a rather simple question, but I'm new to the field so I need some help. I am trying to compute the forward kinematics using the DH method as shown below: I extract the rotation and ...
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### Deviation from real vs nominal DH parameters

some time ago, i built an inverse kinematics solver for industrial 6R robot arm. It work fine and i was able to use different robot brands, usually i took the DH parameters from robot's drawing and ...
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### Order of DH parameters

My textbook uses the following order: I would really like to know why are the parameters in the D-H table ordered (in columns) the way they are from left to right, can someone please help?
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### DH Parameters for PR configuration

I am trying to practice DH parameters and ran across the below configuration. Given the schematic in this picture without the addition of any other variables would it be correct to not acknowledge the ...
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### How to rotate a Homogeneous Transformation Matrix about multiple axes?

I am working on a forward kinematics problem where I have already calculated the relevant transformation between the fixed base frame and the end effector frame of the robotic arm using Homogeneous ...
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### Calculate joint torques in 3 joint RRR mechanism

I don't know if I could upload these things here, but I want solve the following exercise:. I undestand that I should use the following formula: But, I have to solve every joint torque, so how could ...
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### How to control a 4 wheel mechanum wheel robot with PID?

I have a robot with 4 mechanum wheels. I implemented a pid controller on each wheel and as a result it doesn't drive straight. When I send a command to simply move in the x direction forward, it ends ...
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### Are the DH parameters in this text wrong?

An example problem in the textbook I'm reading from has the spherical wrist system and the DH parameter table as shown below: giving us the transformation matrices as below  A_4=\left(\begin{array}{...
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### Ideas on how to create kinematic model of skid-steered rocker bogie mobile robot

I'm trying to derive the inverse kinematics of a skid-steered mobile robot with rocker-bogie mechanism. I learned how to derive the kinematics via transformation matrices as per "Kinematic ...
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### Denso 6DOF Industrial Robot Flip vs NonFlip

Hello my fellow roboticists! I am working on the forward kinematics of the Denso 6DOF vs087 line of serial robots. In their Users' Manual, they categorize the set of joint configurations by three ...
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### Control a differential drive robot

I have some questions about implementing a mobile robot. I have an old construction mobile robot wherein this robot the main controller has been removed, and I put in its place a Raspberry Pi 4. I ...
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### Body angle of a centre-articulated robot

Wondering if anyone can help me out with this one, or point me in the right direction. I am working on a centre-articulated robot, which is steered via a push-pull chain drive. The chain drive is ...
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### Finding 6 angles for UR5 a 6Dof Robot

I am looking for a method to find 6 rotation angles for the 6DOF, 6joint, 5 link UR5 robot. these angles would be used to control UR5 through ROS but unfortunately I cant find any way to find these ...
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### How to find workspace of parallel manipulator by monte carlo method?

I am working on a 3 DOF parallel manipulator, I was successful in solving the inverse kinematics and forward kinematics of my manipulator. But I am facing a problem in generating a workspace for it. I ...
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### Defining the specifications required by a 6DOF robot to impose a harmonic sinusoidal motion

Perhaps a bit of a simple question, but since I don't have a background in robotics/engineering, then I imagine this would be the perfect place to ask such a question. I am buying a 6-DOF Stewart ...
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### get xyz from 6dof angles

i have" robotic arm" and planned path values. The path includes 6 angles array for "robotic arm" joints. how can i get xyz (coordinate) from 6dof joint angles thank you ...
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### Spherical Parallel Manipulator Lagrangian problem

I faced a very serious problem and I urgently need the help of specialists in robotics, mechanics, physics and mathematics. I am trying to derive equations of motion from the Lagrangian of a spherical ...
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### Finding torque equation for my robotic arm

I am designing a 5 dof robotic arm, and for that I would like to find a torque equation. However, I am a little confused here: According to me the torque equation for M1 should be l2m2+l3m3+l4m4+l5m5 (...
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### How can I input joint angles to transformation matrix to get position in matlab?

I am trying to get the forward kinematics for a robot model in matlab (rigid body tree). I created a 4 x4 transformation matrix from the base to the end-effector using the gettransform() function. I ...
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### Derivative of the Jacobian using Hessian

I am trying to calculate the derivative of the Jacobian matrix without using any symbolic methods or toolbox. The problem is that the calculation leads to a different result that the what it should be ...
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### How to find Joint Angles or Theta for 7DoF Robotic Arm

I am trying to find the joint angles or at least theta to be used to find the Denavit-Hartenberg Parameter for a robotic arm (Baxter's right arm). I have the link lengths and such, but I don't know ...
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### Elegant way to mathematically relate joint positions (without a root/base joint) for easy re-rooting?

I'm pretty new to robotics, but have learned about the tranformation matrices and how to relate relationships between joints using transformation matrices. I just wonder if there is a system that ...
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### Forward kinematics confusing point

I am studying robot arm kinematics. In order to construct a transformation from a global coordinate frame to the end effector frame, I have seen references to the Denavit–Hartenberg (DH) convention. ...
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### How can i consider orientation of 6dof manipulator for inverse kinematic?

i been trying to code IK solver for few days, and i finally move the robot to the desired position. However im having hard time to orient the end-effector as i want it. I read the "Robotics ...
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### Can a 6 DOF robot have multiple inverse kinematics solution with a constrained rotation/orientation

I trying to understand how manipulators robot works (6 DOF) I would like to know if the inverse kinematics (IK) solution give only one or multiple solution if we include the rotation (3x3 matrix) of ...
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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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### 5 bar linkage hand exoskeleton

I have a project to design a hand exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation. The problem is that i'm thinked I only need the linkage mechanism with multiple 4 bar linkages. But because of human fingers ...
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### How do I calculate components of an angular rate on end effector frame?

I’ve helped develop the forward kinematic chain for a two-axis gimbal. The Denavit-Hartenberg parameter table for the kinematic chain is given below. $\theta$ $\alpha$ $r$ $d$ $90^{\circ}$ \$90^{\...
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### Denavit-hartenberg parameters sign 6-DOF

Trying to understand how does the Denavit-Hartenberg work. While I understood how is the table constructed, I however don't understand how are the signs for the orientation parameters (theta, joint ...
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### Adding 90 degrees to DH parameter

I am trying to learn DH parameters for this anthropomorphic arm is. What I understand is robot's/or serial arms can have different initial position. But here, how is theta 3 = theta 3 + pi/2? I am ...
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### Forward Kinematics for Two Axis Gimbal Mount

I'm trying to work out the orientation of a block at the end of two axis gimbal. I know the position of the two rotational joints, but would like to calculate the final orientation of the block given ...
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### Determining Base Configuration Tsb from End-Effector Configuration Tse for youbot

Hello there, hope you are doing great. Right now I am trying to control youbot to pick and cube and place it to a certain position, on simulation. However, I believe that the reference trajectory is ...
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### Help with 2D forward kinematics

I have been trying to find the HTM of a 2-DOF arm in 2D by finding the rotation matrices and displacement vectors by hand rather than use DH parameters to better understand them. I have followed the ...
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### How to represent the Xf axis of the final frame (end-effector) in function of euler angles?

I am working on a robot arm with 7 rotational joints. I can generate the T of any position, what I want to do ist to represent the vector Xf of the end effector frame in the base frame. How can I do ...