# Questions tagged [manipulator]

manipulator is a device used to manipulate materials without direct contact.

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### Significance of link length ratio in serial manipulator

I am formulating a problem to optimize link lengths of 3R serial manipulator shown below : I do not assume any explicit relationship between the link lengths, but in one of the papers (http://www....
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### D-H parameters verification

This robot has 2 revolute joints in advance then one cylindrical joint, then one revolute joint, then another cylindrical joint, then three revolute joints at the end. There is no D-H table for that ...
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### Understanding MoveIt! and OMPL more deeply

I wanted to know the actual mathematics behind the path planners MoveIt! uses for manipulators from OMPL. I tried to look into source codes but couldn't get enough details. I wish to know: How cost ...
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### The weight on position constraint for link is near zero. Setting to 1.0

Hi, While trying to move a robotic manipulator to a new pose (using MoveIt!), in order to move to the Next Best View of the manipulator's workspace using the YAK package, I repeatedly get this warning ... 866 views

### Proportional controller error doesn't approach zero

I'm reading this pdf. The dynamic equation of one arm is provided which is $$l \ddot{\theta} + d \dot{\theta} + mgL sin(\theta) = \tau$$ where $\theta$ : joint variable. $\tau$ : joint torque ...
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### Which motors are specifically used for UR3 (Universal robot arm) [closed]

I am looking for the specification of UR3, peak torque and rpm.
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### zero-g mode for UR10 gravity compensation

I would like to freely move my UR10 arm in response to an external force, just like the zero-g mode for Baxter robot, which can be activated by holding its wrist. The Baxter documentation on zero-g ...
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### REQUIRED process [open_manipulator_dynamixel_controller-2] has died!

I just tried to operate open manipulator system by using two motor(MX-106). When I launch that code, the following error occur. ... 563 views

### Dynamics of a robot manipulator with a force acting on the end-effector

I have this exercise The dynamic model is $B(q)\ddot{q}+S(q,\dot{q})\dot{q}=\tau+\tau_k$ Where $B(q)$ is the inertia matrix, $S(q,\dot{q})\dot{q}$ are the centrifugal and Coriolis terms, $\tau$ is ...
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### Urdf as a way to model dynamics?

Since urdf format serves the purpose of kinematic model but also extends for dynamical properties such as mass,moment of inertia and centre of masses, can it be considered a viable dynamical model of ...
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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, ...
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### How to check reachability of manipulator to a point?

I have written a MATLAB code for inverse kinematics of 3R robotic arm, which returns value of joint angles for given link lengths and end effector position and orientation. But if location of point is ...
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### How can serial manipulator have unique condition number for given end effector position?

I am reading about Condition Number which is considered as measure of manipulability of robotic arm, it is defined as $$k = \parallel J \parallel \parallel J^{-1} \parallel$$ Where,  \parallel J \...
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### forward and inverse kinematics of arm

I'm trying to figure out to a problem with a planar manipulator. The manipulator has a base effector and L1 and L2 with 3 joints. Question: INVERSE KINEMATICS Given the ...
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### Human arm inverse kinematics

Hi I want to implement an human arm robot and a task such as moving a glass between two points using Robotic Toolbox for Matlab by Peter Coorke. I'm a student and I'm a newbie in this kind of things ...
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### how to make a configuration space of a robot manipulator?

How to make a configuration space of a robot manipulator from a work space ? it's robot manipulator is 3 degree of freedom. Is a robot manipulator with more degrees of freedom the same process ?. Do ...
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### Euler-Lagrange Dynamic model

I'm working on a masters thesis and need to calculate Mass inertia matrix ($M$), Coriolis/Centrifugal matrix ($C$), and the gravity matrix ($G$) in the equation $M\ddot{\theta} + C\theta + G = \tau$ (...
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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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### DH parameters of a PUMA-type manipulator

I'm struggling to find the DH parameters for this PUMA-type manipulator that yield the same results as the author (1): The way I'm checking if the parameters I have are correct is by comparing the ...
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### Is it possible to control joint torque using the position input and torque feedback?

So I am working with a UR10 manipulator which doesn't have a direct torque interface. However, it provides torque/velocity/position feedback for each joint as well as position/velocity interfaces for ...
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### Difference between Degrees of Freedom (DOF) and Degrees of Motion (DOM)

What is a difference between degrees of freedom (DOF) and degrees of motion (DOM)? I know that DOF is the number of independent movements a manipulation arm can make and robot system can have max 6 ...
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### Robot Graphical Representation in Real Time

I'm working with a robot intended to be placed in a tele-echography environment. To control the robot I'm using a 6D space mouse that control each degree of freedom of the robot. However, since the ...
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### Are scissors what I want for moving straight up and out?

I'm a programmer. I had a tiny amount of experience building robots in college a few years ago, but haven't done anything since. I'd like to build a robot that can move around my house, pick items up ...
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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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### Optimal trajectory for manipulators using optimal control

I'm trying to implement direct-multiple shooting method to my problem. ...
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### Dynamics of a 3R planar robot manipulator,matrices M(q),C(q,q') and G(q)

The dynamics equation is T=M(q)*q''+C(q,q')*q'+G(q). Can somebody provide me with the M(q), C(q,q') and G(q) matrices of a 3R manipulator with link mass,length and rotational inertia m_i, l_i and ...
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### Cloth (non-rigid body) manipulation with computer vision? [closed]

I am currently working on a prototype device to automate cloth ironing task. So basically the mechanical design involves 4 manipulators and a separate manipulator arm with a hot pad (iron) to ...
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### How to decide links length of manipulator?

I'm working on pick and place robotic arm with 4 dof. I'm using MATLAB for inverse kinematics. But, I want to know how to decide links length. Say, I have four point in space upto where my robotic arm ...
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### Recommendations for a hardy, IP67 arm

Hi, I'm looking for an IP67 arm for a mobile robot in a harsh environment. Some other wishes are: ROS compatability Small controller (must fit on a ~900mm x 900mm platform) Reach >500mm At least 5 ... 9 views

### Generating IK solution for use in MoveIT for 5 DOF arm

I am working on a custom 5 DOF arm(image at the bottom). I have generated the URDF, the MoveIt configs etc for it. I want to have the basic IK, planning and collision detection features of MoveIt. ... 