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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Motion planning for non-serial chain robotic arms

I am trying to do position motion planning with inverse kinematics for the MeArm model. I followed MoveIt tutorials and was able to achieve what I wanted with their provided robot example. However, I ...
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Deviation from real vs nominal DH parameters

some time ago, i built an inverse kinematics solver for industrial 6R robot arm. It work fine and i was able to use different robot brands, usually i took the DH parameters from robot's drawing and ...
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Dexterous Workspace

Can anyone please help me understand how I can get the dexterous workspace I know how to obtain the reachable workspace but in 3D I can't see the dexterous, anyone know of any tricks or tips? Would ...
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Arduino Scara Robot inverse kinematics

I am building a simple scara robot using an Arduino Uno with a CNC shield and for that, I programmed a simple library (Here a normal program for testing purposes). I keep getting back NaN so not a ...
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Inverse Kinematics, indicate if multiple soltuions exist using a matrix

I'm trying to practice inverse kinematics and I'm having a really tough time understanding how you can indicate if multiple solutions exist just using a matrix. I also don't know how I would indicate ...
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Is ROS capable of inverse kinematics for a 6 DOF robotic manipulator of general geometry?

If a 6 DOF robotic manipulator does not have a spherical wrist (the axis of rotation of joints 4, 5, and 6 coincide at the same point), the inverse kinematics are incredibly difficult. Is ROS (Robot ...
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5 bar linkage hand exoskeleton

I have a project to design a hand exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation. The problem is that i'm thinked I only need the linkage mechanism with multiple 4 bar linkages. But because of human fingers ...
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Kinematics for tricycle drive robot

I have a tricycle drive robot with propulsion and steering in the front wheel, and the rear wheels are fixed. I want to calculate the robot's steering angle and front wheel velocity from the twist ...
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What is my last rotation matrix for the last three angles when i have found the first three when doing inverse kinematics to a 6dof robot?

I am doing inverse kinematics for a 6dof robot. I have used the geometrical method to describe the angles from one to three. I have trouble doing the next part. I know I that I have found the ...
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OpenRAVE IKFast scipy error

I'm attempting to use the python app pyikfast to generate an analytic solution to my 6 DOF arm. I was able to successfully run the pyikfast solver on the PUMA 560 arm so I know the solver can work. It ...
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IK numerical vs analytical solutions and singularities

Currently I'm using the Robotics-Toolbox python library by Peter Corke to perform inverse kinematics calculations for a 6 DOF (non-spherical wrist) robot arm. I'm using the robotics-toolbox ctraj ...
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Finding Forward and Inverse Kinematics of Manipulator

Hello I need a help regarding finding forward Kinametics and Inverse kinametics of a manipulator, I shall be thankful if any body can help me in this regard. Originally posted by Sheby 99 on ROS ...
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Inverse Kinematics with SE(3) Target Derivation

Why are there square brackets around [V_b] when deriving it, but not when using it in the update?
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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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Biped Kinematics (HTM)

Some notations: IRF: inertia reference frame or world frame CoM: center of mass DoF: degree of freedom [x y z roll pitch yaw] I'm trying to implement the simplest kind of biped walking using 3D ...
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How can I accurately calculate the robot configuration for a desired cartesian position, given manfuacturing discrepancies?

This is a question I have wrestled with for a while now and would appreciate any advice. I am writing an application which allows programming of different 6DOF industrial robotic arms. The output of ...
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Robotic Manipulator 3-RRP v2

I recently asked a question about a 3-RRP manipulator but the only answer didn't work for my robot. I would describe the manipulator as an arm that rotates around the shoulder over the x-y axis, the ...
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Inverse kinematics for an unusual system

I'd like to use inverse kinematics for an unusual system. Basically it looks like this: I have a bunch of small objects (let's say A,B,C,D... which can be modeled as points) connected with revolute ...
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Problem about create IKfast plugin for moveit in ROS noetic and Ubuntu 20.04

According the tutorial from MoveIt website There can't install openrave on ROS noetic, so I use the docker to pull this image from this website I can install this image successly, but I don't know how ...
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Getting preferred (elbow-up/down) IK solution in PyKDL

I am using PyKDL to compute IK solutions for the UR3e arm. However, as we know, multiple solutions are available for IK of the 6-DoF arm, and I need to identify the preferred one. Industrial arms have ...
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Three finger robotic arm history

I have a picture with robotic arm which comes from lego video (Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System 2.0 tour) and I was wondering when and where it was created. Very interesting stuff. It was ...
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What is the preferred approach to derive the kinematics/dynamics of a floating base 3-link robot?

I would like to derive the kinematics and dynamics of a floating planar robot with two leg links and a hip link while the robot is in free-fall (i.e. no ground contact at the "feet"). This ...
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Relationship between Lie Algebra (Murray, Lynch) and spatial vector (Featherstone) approaches

I am curious about the relationship between the Lie algebra/group approach to robot kinematics given by Murray (et al.) in "An Introduction to Mathematical Robotic Manipulation" and Lynch (...
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Inverse kinematics for 4-DOF Articualted manipluator

I am trying to find out the math formulas for Inverse Kinematics for a 4-DOF articulated manipulator. By Googling I found information about inverse kinematics for 3-DOF, 4-DOF and 6-DOF articulated ...
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3R Planar robot arm singularity

To find the situation where singularity occurs, the determinant of the Jacobian is used. For the RRR planar robot with angles $q_1$, $q_2$, and $q_3$ and the length $L_1$, $L_2$, and $L_3$ as shown ...
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How to calculate error for inverse kinematics?

I am implementing inverse kinematics on a robot, and I am confused about how to calculate error from my desired pose to my current estimated pose. Both are orocos-kdl frames that consist of a 3x3 ...
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Finding shoulder joint orientation

Ok so I have been trying to find out shoulder joint angles from a kinect RGB-D camera.My end goal is to acquire these angles to feed them to a robotic arm (7DoF - 3 shoudler 1 elbow 3 wrist) and ...
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Steer to a pose for a differential drive robot

I am working on a diff-drive robot that needs to go and dock into a docking station to charge when the battery is low. The charging socket is on the back of the robot, like a vacuum cleaner, so this ...
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Issues with cube stacking controller for Panda Robot using Behavior Trees and Task Space Control

I have been working on a controller for a Panda (Franka Emika) robot (simulation, RobotDART and py_trees) and i can't figure out why the gripping mechanism doesn't work correctly. Initially the robot ...
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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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3 DOF Robot's initial position and motion error using inverse kinematic block in Simulink

I am attempting to control a 3-DOF manipulator by providing XYZ waypoints using a signal builder in conjunction with the inverse kinematics block. The robot model has been imported from SolidWorks. ...
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Can MoveIT framework be used separately from ROS, i.e. "as a standalone library"?

As far as I understand, MoveIT can act as a IK/FK solver one can supply input into (i.e. end-effector xyz) and get an output (joint angle values). I'd like to utilize this aspect of MoveIT (version 1) ...
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Calculate joint torques in 3 joint RRR mechanism

I don't know if I could upload these things here, but I want solve the following exercise:. I undestand that I should use the following formula: But, I have to solve every joint torque, so how could ...
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How to control a 4 wheel mechanum wheel robot with PID?

I have a robot with 4 mechanum wheels. I implemented a pid controller on each wheel and as a result it doesn't drive straight. When I send a command to simply move in the x direction forward, it ends ...
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UR5 Inverse Kinematics solution by Ryan Keating and Noah J Cowan

I am studying the inverse kinematics solution written by Ryan Keating and Noah J Cowan, link here: https://tianyusongcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/ur5_inverse_kinematics.pdf I have some questions on ...
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Redundancy, Null Space and joint limit avoidance

I am developing a controller for a Franka Emika with 7 DoF. The cartesian motion is working, but I'd like to add some constraints in the joint movement range, with the values described by the ...
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Convert 5-axis CNC motion to robotic arm motion

I have G-code generated for a 5 axis CNC machine, with a rotating and tilting table. I would like to run this code on my robotic arm and therefore thought about converting it to a rotating and tilting ...
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Ideas on how to create kinematic model of skid-steered rocker bogie mobile robot

I'm trying to derive the inverse kinematics of a skid-steered mobile robot with rocker-bogie mechanism. I learned how to derive the kinematics via transformation matrices as per "Kinematic ...
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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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Meaning of p(q) in the expression for minimum clearance from obstacle for redundant robotic manipulators

Can somebody who has studied Industrial manipulators or has worked on Industrial manipulators using Jacobian Inverse and Jacobian Pseudo inverse algorithm for Inverse Kinematics please explain what ...
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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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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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Denavit-hartenberg parameters sign 6-DOF

Trying to understand how does the Denavit-Hartenberg work. While I understood how is the table constructed, I however don't understand how are the signs for the orientation parameters (theta, joint ...
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How to invert D-H parameters

I currently have a working kinematic chain made by a set of ten links in D-H convention (with usual parameters [ $A_i, D_i, \alpha_i, \theta_i$]). But my task currently requires the inversion of some ...
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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 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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Finding error in euler angle from quaternion

I'm currently working on creating a ROS controller package for franka arm, which I choose to implement a feedback linearization controller that works as following: Assume we have a planned trajectory $...
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KDL Inverse kinematic and initial guess

I am using KDL Inverse Kinematic Solver (LMA) for a kinematic chain of 8 DOF. The problem is that the convergence to solution depends on the initial values. I run the algorithm with many initial ...
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What could be the unit ( dimension) of the vectors spanning the Jacobian matrix?

Let the general forward rate kinematics equation for a serial mechanism be given as follows: $$ \begin{bmatrix} \boldsymbol{v} \\ \boldsymbol{\omega} \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix} \boldsymbol{J}...
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definition of self motion

From my understanding, self motion refers to a set of joint velocities which doesn't cause any cartesian motion on the end-effector. Here, by motion it is meant both linear and angular components or ...

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