# 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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### Help in Computing Inverse Kinematics of a 5 DOF Robot Config

Its is a robot config with 5 DOF. We are provided 2 offsets d1 and d2. d1 and d2 are both 0.04 meter. It is confusing for me alittle bit. I am attending lectures online but I am having trouble ...
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I and my friends are planning to build a dog like quadruped robot. We have designed it like MIT Cheetah Mini like legs structure, each leg having 3 Servos, 3rd DOF for rotation. We have calculated ...
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### Inverse kinematics of a sun tracker with swapped axes

I am realizing a sun tracker based on latitude, longitude, and date-time. The system calculates the azimuth and elevation angles to track the sun. In a classic sun tracker, the azimuth axis is ...
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### End-effector orientation is off for certain orientations

I'm using PyKDL's Newton Raphson IK solver to orient my end-effector along any arbitrary direction vector. From the way I've defined my coordinate system, the more parallel the direction vector is to ...
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### 3D Inverse Kinematics Jacobian Construction

I am following this article: Overview of Jacobian IK From the link, an example says: O is a pose vector which represents the initial orientation of every joint And following this, it gives an ...
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### Do I need to use Inverse Kinematics if I have the coordinates of all joints?

So I have the positions of all the joints (x,y,z) of a robot arm. I need to calculate the angles of the joints to feed them to another similar robot arm. I cannot get the angles from the robot I need ...
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### Singularity problem at Inverse kinematic solver

I am struggling with this problem for days. I really hope that someone could give me a hint what the problem is. The robot consists of 5 axes. The first axis rotates around the z-axis and other 4 ...
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### Jumping motion in point to point movement

I have one question about point to point movement. Let's say the end-effector is placed at $(0,0,0)$ and the goal position is at $(10,0,10)$. The corresponding joint angle value changes $d\theta$ can ...
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### Error in simmechanics matlab while doing inverse dynamics using custom joint

I am doing inverse dynamics in Matlab simmechanics in which position and orientation will be input to the end effector. But it shows error as below. Error originates in Mechanical block rob33/...
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### Looking for solution to 6R inverse kinematics

I graduated from college a few years ago and over that past year have been trying to self-study robot kinematics. My long term goal is to purchase a used industrial robot and retrofit it with a real-...
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### Help understanding decoupled inverse kinematics

I've been researching decoupled inverse kinematics with respect to industrial robots. The assumptions made in the decoupled equations greatly simply the equations, however I am having a hard time ...
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### Tips/Tricks for Initial Guess of the Joint Variables in Inverse Kinematics

It seems like there should be a set of best practices or something to reduce the iterations of the Newton-Raphson method to the inverse kinematics. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for choosing an ...
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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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### 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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### Inverse Kinematics of Puma 566 giving low angle results with DH convention

I am new at the robotics area, and i need to deliver an activity until this week in my college based to solve the inverse kinematics problem from an article that doesn't have any code done, and after, ...
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### Facing problems in Mask vector in Robotics toolbox

I am working on a 7 DOF serial manipulator and was trying to use ikine to get the joint coordinates for simple 2 DOF robot. Even though I am using the masking vector as ...
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### Solving Inverse Kinematics for ABB IRB 120

I am working on an ABB IRB120 simulation using MATLAB Simulink. I use the decoupling method to solve the inverse kinematic of the robot. However, I have some questions related to the computation of ...
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### Number of inverse kinematics closed form solutions for ABB IRB 140

I've read that 6 dof manipulators give eight closed form solutions, according to a paper. What is the number of iK solutions for the ABB IRB 140? (last three axes intersect but there is a offset ...
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### Most accurate rotation representation for small angles

Assume that I have a rigid body for which I know that it can rotate with respect to a global reference frame (which is considered fixed and already given) for only a few degrees of angle, so I can ...
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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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I am currently designing a 2D simulation of a 3DOFs robotic arm in order to develop a better understanding of inverse kinematic (so as to avoid breaking more components than necessary) but despite my ...
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### Inverse Kinematics “Can not converge” issue

I'm a complete beginner with LabView and I have been practicing forward kinematics with the help of a tutorial I found. It's been a learning curve but I've managed to understand a few things. However,...
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### Home position of robot created using modified DH Parameters doesn't match the real robot

I have created a 6-DOF robot using RigidBodyTree() method and modified D-H parameters using robotics toolbox in MATLAB. The modified DH parameters for the robot are as follows: I have followed the ...
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### Parallel Inverse Kinematics for Multithreaded Architecture (or GPU)

Here, you can find a nice academic paper about this topic. What I am looking for it is a real implementation of it or, instead, any other implementation of IK algorithm that can run in a many-core or ...
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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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### Add control and planning trajectory to double pendulum [closed]

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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### 3D Inverse Kinematics Jacobian

I am reading up on inverse kinematics and have a few questions I hope could be answered. This example is from a 3-revolute-joint, where $E$ is the end effector and $G$ is the goal position of the ...
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### Kinematics of a 4 wheeled differential drive robots

I have a 4 wheeled differential drive robot, like the Pioneer 3-AT. There are only two motors, one for left wheels and one for right wheels. I want to send velocity commands to the robot, I'm using ...
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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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### Derivative of a Jacobian matrix

I have an RRR planar robot: Its forward kinematics transform is:  {}^{0}T_3 = \\ \left[\begin{array}{cccc} \cos\!\left(\mathrm{\theta_1} + \mathrm{\theta_2} + \mathrm{\theta_3}\right) & - \sin\...
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### How can the inverse kinematics problem be solved?

The forward kinematics of a robot arm can be solved easily. We can represent each joint using Denavit–Hartenberg transformation matrices. For example, if the $i^{th}$ joint is a linear actuator, it ...
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### Inverse Kinematics Problem of Articulated Manipulators Arm

I have a robotic arm consist of three joints (servomotor for each joint), as shown in the figure below: Notes: Each servomotor rotates around 180 degrees. The angles of the theta2 and theta3 ...
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### underactuated robot problem

Lets say the robot has 4Dof and the operator gives (x,y,z,roll,pitch,yaw ) as control input( rank(J) < dim(task) ). Now the robot is overwhelmed and will probably show some jerky movement. But can ...
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### Path Planning for Spherical Wrist (RRR)

I have found the inverse kinematics of a spherical wrist. The wrist is not attached to any other type of arm, it is the sole controller. Based on this IK solution, how can I generate a path plan for ...
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### How do I find the inverse kinematics of a 5-DOF manipulator having the following DH parameters?

alpha = [ -90, 0, 0, 90, 0] a = [ 0, 400, 200, 0, 0] d = [63.5, 0, 0, 90, 100] I am trying to calculate the joint angles but I am stuck ...
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### Inverse kinematics for differential robot knowing linear and angular velocities

I have a differential robot and I am using ROS to run it. When I need to move the robot, I can send commands to it, specifically linear X and angular Z velocities. Linear X is in m/s whereas angular Z ...
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### Arm path planning with obstacle avoidance in Unity

My application is not specifically in Robotics, but the problem that I'm trying to solve seems to have been studied primarily from the viewpoint of Robotics, so I am hoping to get an answer here. ...
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### How to prioritize target position over target angle in Inverse Kinematics?

I have succesfully gotten my inverse kinematics method working using damped least squares and it has some really good results. My target position also includes a target angle for the end effector, ...
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### help to find the bug for calculating inverse kinematic using jacobian

I am calculating inverse kinematic for 5dof robotic arm using Jacobian matrix (first time). i used following formulas to do my calculation and also implemented in my code. for more information please ...
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### constraining rotation in jacobian IK algorithm

i'm implementing a damped least squares IK algorithm for an articulated arm, based on the work here. I have the algorithm working well, but it occasionally produces solutions that have segments ...
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### Computing the Jacobian Matrix — chain rule?

I am learning about robot kinematics and the Jacobian matrix, and I'm trying to understand how to compute the Jacobian matrix given a kinematic chain, such as a robot arm. I understand the theory ...
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### is it possible to get all possible solutions of inverse kinematics of a 6 DOF arm?

I would like to know if there is any way to get all the possible solutions of inverse kinematics of a 6 DOF robotic arm? I have found some good Matlab codes but gives only one solution like in Peter ...
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### inverse kinematics matlab RVC for 3 joint RRR

Hi im having problem with Inverse kinematic using RVC toolbox in matlab for RRR manipulator. ...
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### Struggling to understand Jacobian Inverse Kinematics

I'm trying to find a method to control a moveo 5dof arm. My goal is to calculate the right angle to turn for each stepper motor to reach a desired point in real environment. I've spent time looking at ...
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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 normalize PWM if the value exceeds the maximum speed limit

I have implemented inverse kinematics for nonholonomic mobile wheeled robots, and the RPM range of the motor that I used is -50 to 50, while for PWM is from 1300 to 1700. But in certain cases, the RPM ...
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### Inverse Kinematics - How to only find a unique joint angle solution in 4 dof robot?

I have to develop an algorithm to determine the necessary joint angles to achieve a desired TCP position and orientation in a 4 joint manipulator. I have come across a concept called "degeneracies", ...
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### How to implement end effector orientation in generic IK solver

I am trying to script a basic, lightweight IK solver with a Jacobian Transpose method. I have gotten a basic script that reach the desired position very quickly. What I am not able to do is achieve a ...
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### python code for closed form inverse kinematics solution

I solved the inverse kinematics of a 4DOF robotic arm (which is not planar) and I wrote this code bellow in python. The coordinates for each joint is: I considered the first three joints as a wrist ...
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### Inverse kinematics with end effector orientation?

I'm trying to implement an inverse kinematics solver, but this time even with the end effector's orientation. I succeeded with the case when the end effector only requires the position. I learned ...