# Questions tagged [inverse-kinematics]

Inverse kinematics is a subtopic of kinematics dealing with equations that describe the joint parameters necessary to move a robotic arm to a particular position. Also called motion planning.

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### Specify pose for inverse kinematics of 5 dof robot arm

I need to specify the pose for a 5 dof robot arm in order to calculate the inverse kinematics. Assuming I worked out the correct inverse kinematics solution for joint variables $q_{1} \dots q_{5}$, I ...
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### Webots Inverse Kinematics on Differential Drive Robot

I'm learning Webots these days and have gone through their example project on inverse Kinematics.(https://cyberbotics.com/doc/guide/irb4600-40) In their example project they are testing Inverse ...
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### 6-DOF Robotic manipulator

I have the following question, I tried to solve it as follows, can anyone help solve the rest or guide me.
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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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### How to get transform between two fixed frames using a camera

In my task, I have two manipulators: one 6 dof robot (Manipulator 2 as shown in attached link picture), and one passive arm (Manipulator 1 as shown in attached link picture). Both the frames 1 and 2 ...
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### Are there inverse kinematic solvers that accommodate translational joints?

(Disclaimer: I'm fairly new to this topic, so I apologize if I use some incorrect terminology, and corrections are welcome.) Normally inverse kinematics involves a kinematic chain of fixed-length ...
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### Inverse kinematics with curve constraints

I must calculate the inverse kinematics of a machine in which one of the joints is constrained to a curvilinear path. I looked for existing libraries to model the problem, but none of them seems to ...
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### Robot increases in length, trying to keep robotic along previous position trajectory

Sorry for the confusing title, this seems to be a difficult problem to concisely describe. I am working on a 50-DOF (yes, 50) robot that is comprised of "elbow macaroni" links that rotate ...
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### How to solve this basic dynamics/inverse kinematics problem

Suppose I have a 6-DOF robot arm with revolute joints whose tooltip is at some position $\bf{r_0}$ and I want to move it through some trajectory ${\bf r}(t)$. For simplicity, assume there are just 2 ...
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### Solving inverse kinematics with non-linear optimization libraries

Is it a good idea to solve inverse kinematics with non-linear optimization libraries such as Ceres? I've seen examples of Ceres being used to solve IK and it provides elegant, concise solution. But my ...
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### Solving pseudo inverse of Jacobian in Matlab/Octave

I'm attempting to create a simulation of a 3 (rotational) DOF robotic arm in 3D space. So far I've had success getting to the Jacobian. What seems to be the issue is that the pseudo inverse of the ...
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### Inverse kinematics for a 4 DOF arm

I am working with the openMANIPULATOR-X robotic arm and I am trying to implement inverse kinematics for it. I have found this article that talks about kinematic modelling: https://pdfs.semanticscholar....
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### VR: is it possible to calculate hand position relative to head based off these known orientations and lengths?

If we have 3, 9DoF IMUs for absolute orientation data on the: wrist upper arm forehead and we know the length of the: wrist upper arm shoulder to base of neck neck and we also know the global ...
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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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### Inverse kinematics for 2DOF robotic arm in 3D

i am trying to find the inverse kinematics for quadrotor with 2Dof robotic arm, which has first joint rotation axis perpendicular with second joint. So, for the inverse kinematics i use two equations ...
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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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### Problem with Inverse Kinematics Solver (Jacobian Inverse Method)

I am trying to create an inverse kinematics solver for my 4-dof (all revolute joints) robot using the inverse Jacobian Method. However, it does not seem to be working as the distance between target ...
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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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### Inverse kinematics for redundant robot

I'm currently doing some in-depth analysis based on this article. Starting from a general inverse kinematics solution, the article gives an appropriate formula to compute a solution that takes into ...
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### Inverse Kinematic for 3DoF chain with 2 links constrained together

I'm trying to make at Python script that calculates the inverse kinematics for at 3DoF planar robot. I've got the forwards kinematic working, but i am stuck at the inverse kinematics. The problem is ...
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### Problem calculating inverse kinematics in a 4-DOF robot arm for drawing

I'm trying to do a robotic arm to draw a circle with 4-DOF, I'm using the Denavit-Hartenberg method (DH) to calculate the foward kinematics and the jacobian method to do the inverse kinematic. So ...
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### Inverse kinematic solution with constraints on Rotation for Homogeneous Matrix

I have a 4 degree of freedom robot arm with 3 revolute joints and one prismatic joint as shown in the image: I can give just Target Point position to the Inverse kinematic chain and find a solution ...
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### How to calculate the workspace of a five bar planar parallel robotic manipulator using MATLAB?

I am trying to calculate the workspace of a five bar planar parallel manipulator using MATLAB. Also, I am trying to plot the exact workspace as shown( kindly check the link). For this I guess I need ...
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### Help prove the following identity (Jacobian)

I have encountered the following identity expression. Can please someone elaborate and explain how this equation is manipulated?
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### how to solve inverse kinematic of 7-dof va1400 who has three offset configuration (shoulder elbow wrist)

va1400 kinematica model by Peter Corke MATLAB RVC-toolbox v9.10 ...
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### Why do current manipulators tend to use 7 DoF instead of 6 DoF?

In theory, controlling a 6D pose (3D position + 3D orientation) would require 6 joints, and - assuming the robot is carefully designed - the inverse kinematics should be solvable for that case. Adding ...
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### 4 axis orientation only robot solving inverse kinematics

I'm working on a 4 axis robot that only changes orientation (every axis is revolute and rotates around a common point). My goal is to be able to provide a look vector (x,y,z) and have the robots tool ...
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### How do you model a physical robot (diff drive) in python?

I am using PyGame to simulate the motion of a differential drive robot. So far, I have used the standard diff drive kinematics, multiplying by delta time, and I have the motion working as expected. ...
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### Solution to Inverse Kinematics of a 6 DOF Articulated robot with a wrist joint

I'm working on getting a solution to the inverse kinematics of a 6DOF Articulated robot with a wrist joint. I derived the robot's forward kinematics firstly, using these angles $$θ_1 = 60.102$$ θ_2 =...
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### IK Jacobian is always a singular matrix

I am trying to solve an inverse kinematics equation for 6DOF system, 3 rotation and 3 prismatic joints. I am trying to solve using perturbation method, by adjusting each joint and calculating the ...
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### C program to find the rotation matrix (orientation) of a 6DOF robot from its end effector position and link parameters

I'm writing a C program to find the inverse kinematics of a 6DOF robot. I've been able to write it successfully based on the general concept of Inverse Kinematics using DH parameters (i.e. finding the ...
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### Forward/inverse kinematics and transformation matrices

I have found the homogeneous transformation matrix that can be used to determine the relation between the parent and child links of a robot. This matrix is shown below. \$T_i = \left[\begin{array}{ c ...
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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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### FABRIK Inverse Kinematics Convergence Proof For Multiple End-Effector Case

Below, I've linked the FABRIK papers, the first of which is particularly relevant to my question, as it shows the convergence proof for the single end effector case, and this makes sense to me. But I ...
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### Inverse Kinematics for a 4-DoF Leg

I am beginner in the robotics space and I am trying to apply inverse kinematics to robot leg that has 4 degrees of freedom. I do not know how to think about solving these problems, so any guidance ...
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### How to use Jacobian Method for path following?

I am currently doing a personal project and get stuck in something as below. In this project, I am going to use the RRT algorithm on the ur5 robot to make it reach the target frame without any ...
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### Matrix Algebra vs Trigonometry for Inverse Kinematics

What method is “better” for solving inverse kinematics for a robot arm: matrix algebra or trigonometry? To define “better”: efficiency/performance vs memory usage generality (how well can it be ...
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### Compute Maximum End Effector Velocity Along Path

Let's say I have a 2-link planar robot arm. The motors in both joints have maximum angular speeds that limit how fast they can spin. If I plan a path from point A to point B with a constant end ...
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### Deduce all possible configuration for a given CONF param FANUC

I am working on the "CONF" parameter of FANUC Robots. The "CONF" param determine the pose of the robot (maybe to have only one inverse kinematics solution). This configuration is ...
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### How do industrial robots solve the inverse kinematic problem?

I want to make a real-time end-effector position control simulation of a 6 DOF robotic arm. To do so, I should solve the inverse kinematic problem, but due to the complexity of calculations, it is ...
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### How to find Inverse Kinematics solution to 6 link manipulator planar robot using DH parameters

I want to find out the inverse kinematics solution of 6 link manipulator planar robot, using DH Parameters, but I don't know how to, I know how to calculate for 3 link manipulator but not for 6 links, ...
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### How to find angular velocity using pure pursuit algorithm?

I have implemented the pure pursuit algorithm for my differential wheeled robot as described in the following paper: http://www.enseignement.polytechnique.fr/profs/informatique/Eric.Goubault/MRIS/...
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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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### solving inverse kinematic using DH to keep it rotating over a center of motion

I am working on a 7 DOF robot. I want to solve the Inverse Kinematic(IK) of the robot using the inverse transformation matrix which I found them using DH. I mean: \begin{equation*} T = \begin{pmatrix}...
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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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### How to derive the inverse kinematic equations for this simple 6-DOF robot?

For the simple 6-DOF shown, we have to solve for the inverse kinematic equations and its resulting figures. But I'm sorry, I really don't have any idea where to begin. Can someone please help? What ...
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### Trajectory generation equation from jacobian and inverse kinematics

I just built a 4 DOF Articulated manipulator with open-loop servo motors and the servos signals are generated using a micro-controller. I followed the Angela Sodemann's videos on YouTube, I calculated ...
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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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