# 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Problem with inverse kinematics in robotic arm using Matlab

I define my robotic arm with following code ...
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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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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: 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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### 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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### Extracting as many possible end configurations as possible

I am trying to implement a path planner to generate a path that moves the robot from q_start to q_goal. Q_goal is extracted from a stereo camera mounted on the tool, from which I extract x,y,z ...
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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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### 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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### “Smooth” inverse kinematics model for 2-wheeled differential drive robot

I have been reading about kinematic models for nonholonomic mobile robots such as differential wheeled robots. The texts I've found so far all give reasonably decent solutions for the forward ...
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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 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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### 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 ...
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### Inverse Kinematics of DLR/HIT II Hand

I am trying to find the inverse kinematics formulation of DLR/HIT II hand. Till now I had success in finding an analytical method described in the thesis of Mavrogiannis, Christoforos I. named Grasp ...
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### Implementation of inverse kinematics solution in c++

I am having some issue with implementing a least square solution of the inverse kinematics problem. The q configuration I get are rather large, or makes no sense, so I was hoping someone here could ...
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### Implementing an analytic version of an inverse kinematic

People have recommended me implement an analytic version of inverse Jacobian solver, such that I won't be forced only the least square solution, but would have an local area of solution near to the ...
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### Performing inverse kinematics based on a displacement of the end effector?

I think i have an simple problem, but can't my head around how i should resolve it... My setup looks like this: The grey box on end effector is supposed to be an camera, which measures a dx,dy,dz ...
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### inverse kinematics for 6 jointed robots

I am a uncertain about how to compute the right homogeneous transformation matrix to compute an inverse kinematic Q-configuration. Looking at robot like this Where at the end of this robot I have ...
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### Hand-eye calibration?

I am having an issue with some hand-eye calibration. So i am using a simple robot which at its tool point has an stereo camera mounted on it. I want to perform some visual serving/tracking based ...
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### What is the common process to place a robotic arm gripper

I implemented a simulation for a robotic arm that has to grab things. This arm has a 6DOF structure and a simple gripper on the top. I made a simple CCD IK algorithm to control the arm. I can use 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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### Finding Center of Mass for Humanoid Robot

I've been working on Humanoid Robot, and I face the problem of finding the Center of Mass of the Robot which will help in balancing the biped. Although COM has a very simple definition, I'm unable to ...
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### Inverse kinematics after calibration

I am working on a 6DOF robot arm project and I have one big question. When I first derived the inverse kinematics (IK) algorithm after decoupling (spherical wrist), I could easily get the equations ...
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### List of books similar to Thrun's Probabilistic Robotics for robot mechanics and manipulation [closed]

What? Put together here a list of books (like the one for C/C++ on StackOverflow) that are spiritually similar to Sebastian Thrun's Probabilistic Robotics for robotic manipulation and mechanics. Why?...
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### q-state vector used to define the transformation matrix? how?

How can it be used to determine the transformation matrix? an example could be at computing the inverse kinematics for small displacements: J(q)$\Delta$q = $\Delta$u $\Delta$U is a vector defining ...
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### How to find the body jacobain, for each link in a robot manipulator?

The links twist could be obtained, and thus The spatial manipulator Jacobian could be done, but when it comes to the body Jacobian, it is becomes difficult. Moreover, the adjoint transformation ...
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### inverse kinematics osciliations..

I am the moment having some issues with an Jacobian going towards a singularity (i think)as some of its values becomes close to zero, and my robot oscillates, and therefore thought that some form of ...
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### BiRRT: Getting path from an array of 7 DOF angle configurations

I've kind of finished implementing a BiRRT for a 7 DOF arm, using a KD-tree from numpy.spatial in order to get nearest queries. A picture is below: I'm currently having trouble with the fact that it ...
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### Visual servoing - tracking a point

I am trying resolve some issues i am having with some inverse kinematics. the robot arm i am using has a camera at the end of it, at which an object is being tracked. I can from the the camera frame ...
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### Robotic Manipulator [closed]

I have started working on robotic manipulators and got into a project which deals with control of robotic manipulator using artificial neural networks (solution of inverse kinematics and trajectory ...
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### Finding cubic polynomial equation for 3 joints

My professor gave us an assignment in which we have to find the cubic equation for a 3-DOF manipulator. The end effector is resting at A(1.5,1.5,1) and moves and stops at B(1,1,2) in 10 seconds. How ...