# 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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### 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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### Evaluating the similarity of two 7 Degree of Freedom Arms

I am working on the Baxter robot where I have a first arm configuration and a bunch of other arm configurations, where I want to find the closest arm configuration to the first among the many other ...
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### Computing the Jacobian matrix for Inverse Kinematics

When computing the Jacobian matrix for solving an Inverse Kinematic analytically,I read from many places that I could use this formula to create each of the columns of a joint in the Jacobian matrix: ...
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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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### With a 6-axis robot, given end-effector position and range of orientations, how to find optimal joint values

Given a six-axis articulated robot arm holding a tool at its end-effector, if I have a desired tool position and tool orientation, there will be exactly 1 solution to the inverse kinematics equation ...
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### Is the geometric inverse problem's solution “continuous” for a redundant robot?

Let's say my redundant robot is at an operationnal position $x$. Is the set of all possible joint configuration "continuous", which would mean that it is possible to explore all the possible ...
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### Solving Inverse Kinematics with Non-Linear Least Squares

I want to write my own inverse kinematics solver, and I have been recommended to use Google's Ceres Solver to help. Now, according to the documentation, Ceres Solver is usually used for non-linear ...
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### Finding inverse kinematics algorithm for a specific manipulator

I need to find a way to solve invrese kinematics for Comau SMART-3 robot. Could you give me a few hints where to start looking? I have no idea about robotics and I couldn't find an algorithm for this ...
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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, ...