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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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Calculating the cartesian position of each joint with DH transform

Premise: I am by no means an expert on Robotics, I have to deal with this project where we use a robotic arm (franka emika), so feel free to assume that I got the basics wrong! I have this arm ( ...
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Add control and planning trajectory to double pendulum

How do I control a double pendulum to get the end effector link to go in the trajectory shaped in a perfect circle? I have the equation of the circle to go in but I don't know how to get the double ...
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Is it correct to think of forward kinematics as merely a 'check' for the inverse kinematics?

When the only inputs to your robot are the next x,y,z coordinates of the next point on and on, I can simply just calculate IK to find the angles and make my actuators move to these angles. Whats the ...
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Inverse Kinematics and Reference Trajectory of Double Pendulum

How can I model the Double Pendulum equations of motion to follow a certain trajectory? For example: I want to model the Double Pendulum as a limb with an end-effector that moves in a circle or some ...
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Can a neural network emulate a physics engine?

Before a motion controller for a robot can be created, a step before is needed, called “system identification”. The aim is to create a prediction model which can say, what will happen if a certain ...
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Humanoid Robot Arm

I have a modeling design for Humanoid robot arm in simscape-SimMechanics in Matlab, I am trying to use the inverse kinematic to make a reaching movement for the arm to the target position; however, I ...
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Forward Kinematics with matrices

From the image, I would like to find out how joint 1, 2 and 3 can be computed by using forward kinematics? (Assuming a theta value was given) I understand that to get point 3 to origin (...
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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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Forward Kinematics Frame Simulation in MATLAB

I've worked out the T matrix of the tip (position and orientation) with respect to the base frame of a 6 DoF robot for 2 seconds at 1kHz. So the size of the total T matrix is 4*4*1000. How can I ...
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DH parameters for lynx robot

Can anyone help me out with DH parameters and axis placement for below kinematic chain?
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Forward kinematics: Findling the positions of points on lynx robot

I have a task to find position of 5 points on lynx robot. I need to write below function. This function takes theta values as input. function [ pos ] = lynx_fk( theta1, theta2, theta3, theta4, ...
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Using pre multiply or post multipy for rotational matrix to get a new homogenous transformation matrix?

I am confused about how do I multiply the rotational matrix in this case. I know that both T1 and T2 needs to be multiplied by a rotational matrix but I don't know how to multiply the rotational ...
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Getting position from joint angles in Matlab RigidBodyTree

I want to use matlab for estimating the position of end effector given joint angles. I saw convenient tool to build robot model using RigidBodyTree. My manipulator is planar, with only revolute joints ...
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Transformation matrix using DH parameters

I want to write a Matlab function which takes the DH parameters as input and outputs a 4X4 transformation matrix. The code I have written is : ...
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Understanding MoveIt! and OMPL more deeply

I wanted to know the actual mathematics behind the path planners MoveIt! uses for manipulators from OMPL. I tried to look into source codes but couldn't get enough details. I wish to know: How cost ...
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Forward kinematics on Stanford manipulator

I recently had an exam in robotics and one of the questions was about forward kinematics on the Stanford manipulator below. The DH parameters were given and we were asked to calculate the angular ...
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Significance of link length ratio in serial manipulator

I am formulating a problem to optimize link lengths of 3R serial manipulator shown below : I do not assume any explicit relationship between the link lengths, but in one of the papers (http://www....
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Using jacobian of arm robot to calculate transformation matrices?

I have been given a Jacobian for a 3 revolute joint robot. I need to obtain the origins of each of the joint. Origins of the joints can be obtained once I get $T^0_1$, $T^0_2$, $T^0_3$ and $T^0_4$. ...
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How to check reachability of manipulator to a point?

I have written a MATLAB code for inverse kinematics of 3R robotic arm, which returns value of joint angles for given link lengths and end effector position and orientation. But if location of point is ...
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Optimization of link lengths for 3R serial manipulator

I am trying to formulate an optimization problem for determining link lengths of 3R manipulator shown in picture below, Following are the constraints, Robot arm should be reachable at point x = 100, ...
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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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Inferring joint orientation on multi-joint arm

Not a robotics question in the strictest sense, I guess, but related closely enough, I hope: I have an arm-like articulated two(-plus-one)-joint appliance that I want to use as a 3D input device. It ...
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Converting product of exponentials from base frame to end-effector frame

This is a homework question from edx course Robot Mechanics and Control, Part II Given the following and expressing its forward kinematics as $T = e^{[S_1]\theta_1} ... e^{[S_6]\theta_6}M$ It is ...
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How do CAD programs solve for Inverse/Forward Kinematics problem in Assembly?

I am trying to solve for the Forward kinematics of a spatial parallel manipulator. Its loop closure (LC) equations are pretty long, and are being solved using numerical methods. As I am adding more ...
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forward and inverse kinematics of arm

I'm trying to figure out to a problem with a planar manipulator. The manipulator has a base effector and L1 and L2 with 3 joints. Question: INVERSE KINEMATICS Given the ...
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How to update the cartesian target when the robotic arm has a communication delay?

My robot system uses a 3D mouse to teleoperate the robotic arm's TCP. The robot returns its TCP's position every 10-20 milliseconds to the remote PC. The remote PC returns the new destination based on ...
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DH Parameters of RRP planar manipulator

I have been learning forward kinematics and having some trouble with coordinate systems and dh parameters with prismatic joints. Trying to work through this question. Trying to work this out I ended ...
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Get the arm joint angles with kinect 1

I am Carlos Barreiro and I am studying a Robotics Master. Now I am working with my Thesis. The project consists in the teleoperation of the a robot with Kinect (model 1). More specifically, I am ...
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Forward kinematics equations

I'm stuck at computing forward kinematics equations. I have configuration of the first two joints like on the following image: Transformation from the origin to the first joint basis is trivial: ...
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How to relate forward kinematics into PWM/speed?

I am having a hard time understanding how to relate forward kinematics to things one can control in a robot like PWM and reading encoder values. For example, how to relate the encoder values from ...
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Programming Forward and Inverse Kinematics of PUMA 560?

I am currently coding a Forward and Inverse Kinematics solver for a PUMA 560 robot. For the Inverse Kinematics part I am using the closed for solution given in this paper. But my issue is, my solution ...
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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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Programming Inverse Kinematics in C++

I want to write my own kinematics library for my project in C++. I do understand that there are a handful of libraries like RL (Robotics Library) and ROS with inverse kinematics solvers. But for my ...
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How to use RL (Robotics Library) with Xcode?

I came across RL to program robotic manipulators. But according to the website, currently supported websites are Ubuntu and Windows only. Since Ubuntu and Mac OS are based on UNIX kernel, is it ...
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Integrating Forward Kinematics Map

Let the forward kinematics map be denoted by $\mathcal{F}$ such that $\mathcal{F}: \theta \in \mathbb{R}^{n} \rightarrow g \in SE3$ Let the minimal representation of $g$ be given by $x \in \mathbb{R}...
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Inverse kinematics showing incorrect results for 4 dof robot in MATLAB using Robotics Toolbox

I'm doing inverse kinematics for 4 dof robot using robotics toolbox matlab. The code is given below: ...
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Forward Kinematics od Differential Robot

r = 1; w1 = 4; w2 = 2; l = 1; R = [0 -1 0; 1 0 0; 0 0 1]; X = [(r*w1)/2 + (r*w2)/2; 0 ; (r*w1)/(2*l) - (r*w2)/(2*l)]; A = R*X; disp(A) I am getting the solution ...
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How to create Matlab Simulation for Kinematics of Differential Drive

I studied the forward and inverse Kinematics of the robot and got a clear understanding. I am in the progress of developing my matlab simulation for a two wheeled differential drive robot. The robot ...
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Denavit Hartenberg

My problem says that for the articulated arm shown determine: The algorithm of the end effector position in terms of q1, q2, q3, q4 and q5 with de Modified Denavit Hartenberg convention and The ...
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Is there any C++ library I could use to program a robotic manipulator involving forward and inverse kinematics?

I came across robotics library (RL), but quite unclear about its real purpose. Is it a FK/IK solver library or simply an graphical simulator?. RL has poor documentation, so its not clear how to use it....
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Forward kinematic computing the transformation matrix

I am the moment trying to compute the transformation matrix for robot arm, that is made of 2 joints (serial robot arm), with which I am having some issues. L = 3, L1 = L2 = 2, and q = ($q_1$,$q_2$,$...
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DH parameters and Kinematic Decoupling

Is it possible to decouple a 5DOF manipulator? This question I asked earlier and I believe I got the right answers but I never show the drawings of the manipulator and now I'm hesitating during setup ...
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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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Forward kinematic and inverse kinematic… When to use what?

I am not quite sure if I quite understand the difference between these two concepts, and why there is a difference between these two concept. Yesterday I was trying to compute the jacobian needed ...
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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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Forward kinematics of constrained double pendulum

I was wondering whether maybe you could help me with this problem. I have a double pendulum. I have set the origin of cartesian coordinates to be the "head" of the first arm, which is fixed. The end ...
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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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Introduction to Robotics Mechanics & Control, John J Craig., 3rd Ed., Forward transformation problem Examples 2.2 and 2.4

I am reading the book "Introduction to Robotics Mechanics & Control", John J Craig., 3rd Ed., Forward transformation problem Examples 2.2 and 2.4. Ex. 2.2 (Page 29): Frame {B} is rotated relative ...
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DH Forward Kinematics for a Cartesian Robot (CNC Mill)

I am implementing a Denavit-Hartenberg forward transform for a 3-axes CNC mill. I know that the kinematic for such a machine is trivial and doesn't need DH, but I need to make appliable for other ...