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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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Calculating the singular configuration of a 3 revolute joint manipulator

I would really appreciate it if somebody could help me calculate the singular configuration of this simple manipulator I am confused since J is a 2x3 matrix and I cannot simply calculate the ...
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Robots with less than 6 degrees of freedom

Is there any possibility to have a robot with less than six degrees of freedom & still be able to achieve any position & orientation around end effector?
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Does Inverse Kinematics need the current joint angles?

I had a discussion with a study colleague about the IK solver. The question was: Does IK need the current joint values to calculate the requested position. I think it doesn't need it. From my ...
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Algorithm for Determining Mobile Base Positioning Given End Effector Pose

I have a 6 DOF arm robot with a mobile base, and a given x/y/z/quaternion vector that the end effector must match. I am to determine the most optimal position of the mobile base such that an IK ...
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Real-time TCP position/pose control on a robotic arm such as YuMi: recommendation to calculate IK/Inverse Jacobian?

I plan to make a mouse or a gesture control robot like this video on YouTube : ABB Externally guided motion.  For a 6-axes robot, I could implement it by using ABB’s EGM (Externally Guided Motion) ...
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Orocos KDL issue with Rotation (matrix) - Inverse Kinematics

I have a problem with the Orocos IK solver, especially with the KDL::Rotation matrix input. I try to call my KDL IK solver with a normal vector and a rotation. If I use the example values for the ...
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For the second Paden-Kahan Sub-problem, how is 'r' determined?

When using Paden-Kahan Sub-problems to solve the inverse kinematics of manipulators, 'r' is described as the intersection point between the first and second twist axes. But how is this r actually ...
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Inverse kinematics solutions pros and cons

I know at least 3 different solutions to inverse kinematics problem. They are pseudo inverse jacobian, cyclic coordinate descent and ANFIS networks. I would like to know their advantages and ...
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Very slow calculations of link orientation for 6DOF IK

I have written a matlab code to solve IK for 6 DOF robotic arm. I use Newton method to numerically solve IK. Also i use Tikhonov regularization to hand bad conditioned Jacobians. It works fast and ...
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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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Self-Motion Manifolds

In this paper by J. W. Burdick, the main result basically says that for a redundant manipulator, infinity solutions corresponding to one end-effector pose can be grouped into a finite set of smooth ...
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Humanoid robot arm - inverse kinematics - choose joint solutions

I have developed a 7DOF arm for a humanoid robot (see pic below for more details) I have implemented the IK using a closed form solution and of course I come up with eight solutions - each one is ...
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Inverse kinematic solution not giving the same forward kinematics answer

I'm working on an assignment where I need to derive IK for 5 DOF Youbot kuka robotic arm manipulatorofficial website. I'm using inverse kinematics decoupling and following a geometrical approach using ...
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Inverse dynamics for robotic arm using Matlab Simmechanics

I am learning Simmechanics Matlab to do inverse dynamics for 4 DOF robotic arm. I read many examples to input motion to revolute joints like through PID, slider gain, sine waves, signal Builder etc. ...
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Help with setting up Inverse Kinematics

I'm working through the Inverse Kinematic example for the Unimation PUMA 560 from Introduction to Robotics by Craig. In it he specifies the IK equations like so: In my software program I have three ...
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Calculate Transformation between two point sets - but with constrained Degrees of Freedom

How can I calculate the rigid-body transformation [R|t] between two 3d triangles, but restricted to a given N degrees of freedom (for N = 1..6) ? I know for N=6 I can get a least-squares solution via ...
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Inverse kinematics for a robot lamp

I've been working on a robot lamp. Looking something like this: So i had a few questions. I've decided to simplify the movements by giving the head a fixed orientation like you see in the picture. ...
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Programming Forward and Inverse Kinematics of PUMA 560?

I am currently coding a Forward and Inverse Kinematics solver for a PUMA 560 robot. For the Inverse Kinematics part I am using the closed for solution given in this paper. But my issue is, my solution ...
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Geometrical solution to an IK problem for a humanoid robot leg

On the attached figure, I show a graphical representation of the problem I am facing. I have developed a humanoid robot with a thigh which makes an angle with respect to the leg. It means that there ...
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Inverse kinematics for a four-legged robot

I want to make a 4 legged robot like spider or dog, but I don't know how I can use kinematics to make it walk and run. I didn't find any resource to know how these types of robots walk and run by ...
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Inverse kinematics Calculation for 3dof robotic arm

I am doing a project, to draw images provided using robotic arm. Initially edge detection is done on image to be drawn and coordinate value is obtained as (x,y). How to calculate 3 joint angles ...
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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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How to use RL (Robotics Library) with Xcode?

I came across RL to program robotic manipulators. But according to the website, currently supported websites are Ubuntu and Windows only. Since Ubuntu and Mac OS are based on UNIX kernel, is it ...
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Which is best way to calculate inverse kinematics for scara robot?

I am working on scara robot project and I have one big confusion. I am using simple trigonometric way(tan inverse traingl formula) to calculate inverse kinematics . But lot of people suggested me to ...
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Negative torque and negative velocity during reverse dynamics in Matlab Robotics Toolox.

I'm using Robotics Toolox Matlab and I did Reverse dynamics using code below. ...
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Problem with inverse kinematics in robotic arm using Matlab

I define my robotic arm with following code ...
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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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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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showing error while using inverse kinematics “ikine” for 4 dof robotic arm

I want to do forward dynamics but before that I got struck in inverse kinematics for 4 dof. My code is given below: ...
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Matlab Inverse Kinematics 6 DOF

I'm trying to write an inverse kinematics Matlab code for a 6 DOF robotic arm that has the following link parameters: Twist angle (alpha): [-90, 0, 90, -90, 90, 0] ...
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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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Dealing with fixed transformations while solving inverse kinematics

I am trying to solve inverse kinematics (using the Jacobian pseudoinverse method) for a 7 DoF arm, but because of the way the robot is mounted, the base frame does not coincide with the frame of the ...
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Robot Arm Simulation

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question but I'll give it a try. A friend of mine is using unity 3D to simulate a robot arm, however he's having some troubles when he needs to ...
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Inverse kinematics

I'm developing a 2 DOF SCARA with inverse kinematics. It works fine at any desired point, but how can I draw a line? Is there an efficient algorithm to do this?
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Inverse kinematics: how to specify TCP constraints in an iterative algorithm?

I am trying to write some simple code to perform IK for a 6 DoF redundant robot using the Jacobian pseudo-inverse method. I can solve IK for a desired pose using the iterative method, and I want to ...
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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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Rotation matrix sign convention confusion.

In rotation matrix, Why do we rotate the first and third rotation in the opposite direction of the 2nd rotation, this is confusing. Image is attached with this. In this image we can note that for x ...
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Forward and Revers Kinematics For Modified Hanging Plotter

I'm building a modified version of the standard hanging plotter (v-plotter). The basic idea is that you have two cables hanging from stepper motors which form a triangle supporting the pen at the tip. ...
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Off position robot model - Inverse Kinematics

I had to make a Unity3D robot model(ABB IRB 1600-6R/6DOF), that given a desired end effector transformation matrix, it would calculate and rotate the robot joints to the appropriate angles(Inverse ...
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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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Do DH parameters change for a scaled robot 3d model?

I have the actual DH parameters of a robot: d1 = 0.4865 m d2 = 0.600 m d3 = 0.065 m a1 = 0.150 m a2 = 0.475 m all other di's and ai's are zero. Can I use these ...
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Combine individually working cartesian coordinates

I am trying to control a Dobot arm. The arm moves with angles whereas I need to work with cartesian coordinates. From inverse kinematics equations and polar coordinates I have implemented x,y and z ...
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Inverse Kinematics Computation — why are alpha angle values not included

Given a desired transform matrix of the end effector relevant to the base frame of the P560: John J. Craig, in his book, Introduction to Robotics Mechanics and Control, computes the inverse kinematic ...
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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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Rostock Delta Robot 3D Printer Degrees of Freedom (DOF)

What is the degrees of freedom (DOF) of the Rostock delta robot 3d printer (delta mechanism that consists of three prismatic joints)? Here's the link to the delta mechanism I'm referring to: https://...
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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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Solving Inverse Kinematics with Gradient Descent

I am trying to implement my own inverse kinematics solver for a robot arm. My solution is a standard iterative one, where at each step, I compute the Jacobian and the pseudo-inverse Jacobian, then ...
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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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How do I compute the inverse kinematics given a desired transformation matrix?

I am at the moment trying to implement an inverse kinematics function which function is to take a desired transformation matrix, and the current transformation matrix, and compute the Q states that is ...
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Is this a singularity or incorrect implementation of inverse kinematics?

I at moment trying to compute the Q configuration that moves my robot from it current state described by this transformation matrix. with rotation ...