# 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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### Calculate position of differential drive robot

How do you calculate or update the position of a differential drive robot with incremental sensors? There is one incremental sensor attatched to each of the two differential wheels. Both sensors ...
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### How do I convert link parameters and angles (in kinematics) into transformation matrices in programming logic?

I'm doing robotics research as an undergraduate, and I understand the conceptual math for the most part; however, when it comes to actually implementing code to calculate the forward kinematics for my ...
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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 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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### 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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### Is configuration space same as joint space?

For robotic manipulator like the one on the picture: are the configuration space and joint space equivalent? I am trying to understand difference between the two...
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### Can a Jacobian be used to determine required joint angles for end effector velocity/position?

I'm in the early stages of working with a simple robot arm, and learning about the Jacobian and inverse kinematics. From my understanding, the Jacobian can be used to determine the linear and angular ...
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### Assigning Frames and Deriving Link Parameters

The textbook I'm using doesn't have the answers to the practice questions, so I'm not sure how I'm doing. Are the following DH parameters correct given the frames I assigned? The original question 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Velocity Relation for Parallel Robots

In my course of "Advanced Robotics" with "Fundamental of Robotic Mechanical Systems" as the reference book I saw the following equation as the velocity relation for parallel manipulators such as the ...
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### How to get the 4*4 matrix from the twist using product of exponentials, in robot kinematics?

In robot kinematics, we have $e^{(\theta*twist)}$, where $twist$ is 6*1 vector. How do I get the 4 by 4 transformation matrix by using product of exponentials?
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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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### Null space of the Jacobian matrix for a robotic arm

I have doubts on how to find all the joint velocities that don't produce any linear velocity, so are in the Null space, when we are in a singular configuration. For example, suppose we have a 2R ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Can workspace of a manipulator change after considering its dynamics?

As per my knowledge, the workspace of a manipulator can be determined if one knows the forward and inverse kinematics. But is it possible that the workspace of the manipulator can change after ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Screw Axes in the Base Frame

I'm trying to find screw axes for joint (on pic) with angle θ. It's on zero position. As I understood: joint has an angular velocity on the Z axis, clockwise, so the sign is positive and ω=(0,0,1); ...
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### Inverse Kinematics for 4 legged robots and body translation

The prompt here is to implement the IK on a real robot with constraints. I started off with writing the DH-Table. \$\begin{bmatrix}n & a_{i-1} & \alpha_{i-1} & d_i & \theta_i \\1 & ...
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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 ...