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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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 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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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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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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What should be the ideal ratio for link lengths ( L1/ L2) of a 2 link manipuator robot with revolute joints?

I am working on making a CAD model of a two link robotic manipulator, with link lengths around 15-20 cm. I am unable to figure how to set their mutual ratio and I want to know whether there is some ...
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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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Parameter $r$ of Denavit-Hartenberg

By watching this video which explains how to calculate the classic Denavit–Hartenberg parameters of a kinematic chain, I was left with the impression that the parameter $r_i$ (or $a_i$) will always be ...
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Converting from Modified to Standard Denavit Hartenberg

This is probably a noob question. But as of right now I am having difficulty converting from the Modified DH to a Standard DH parameters for the Franka Emika Panda. I need standard because it allows ...
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Kinematics with Product-of-Exponentials terminology: not forward, not inverse

I'm working on a kinematic estimation algorithm, and am trying to come up with the right terminology. I'm using the Product-of-Exponentials formulation for kinematic chains (and ignoring position ...
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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 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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How to correctly compute direct kinematics for a delta robot?

I'm trying to put together a simple simulation for a delta robot and I'd like to use forward kinematics (direct kinematics) to compute the end effector's position in space by passing 3 angles. I've ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Verifying DH parameters. Unexpected Output

There is a rotating base joint #1 with z/joint axis pointing up and atop sits and arm with 3 z/joint axis facing away from the viewer. The elbow joint F2 has a kink before it of 90 degrees measuring ...