Questions tagged [robotic-arm]

The arm tag is intended to be used for questions relating to robotic arms from, small hobby arms with only 1 or 2 degrees of freedom to large industrial robots with complex joint assemblies. For the ARM CPU, use the tag arm-cpu.

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Poor accuracy of hand eye calibration when using vanilla Tsai's method

I’m working on the hand eye calibration for the robotic arm. I attached the camera near the tip of the robot (or end effector) and took around 40 pictures of an asymmetric circles pattern. I ...
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output velocity equation of compliance control

I am trying to implement a compliance controller for a robot arm and stumbled upon an existing code snippet where the compliance velocity of the endeffector is calculated by: $v_{out} = v_{in} + \frac{...
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Finding correct RPY for approaching a known point on a plane

I have a robot with 6 DOF that I want to use to grab a hanging sheet at a specific point near its edge. The grip needs to be perpendicular to the edge and co-planar with the point of course. I have ...
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Holonomic constraint forces using Lagrange multipliers

Consider a multibody robotic system with Lagrangian $ L = \dot{q}^{T}M\dot{q} + V $ and equations of motion of the form $$M(q)\ddot{q}+C(q,\dot{q})\dot{q}+A^{T}(q)\lambda+N(q)=0 $$ where $N=\frac{\...
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Difference between CHOMP and DRL

in terms of motion planning, what are the difference between gradient-based motion planning (for instance, CHOMP http://www.nathanratliff.com/thesis-research/chomp) and deep reinforcement learning? ...
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How To Run the kuka_experimental program on github In RViz?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and installed ROS Indigo in order to run the kuka_experimental source code which can be found on github. I have built the catkin workspace and compiled the ...
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Tool calibration- orientation

I'm currently working on calibration of robot tool. I have found some simple methods to get the tool centre point. But I'm sure how to get the tool orientation wrt the robot's tip (the point where the ...
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Inertia Tensors in 3D objects for robot dynamics

I'm trying to obtain the dynamics of a 6DOF robot. Firstly, I calculated the combined centres of mass (between each link and the respective actuator) in order to calculate the gravity term, since it ...
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How unique are Quarternions and what about the sign?

I want to track a robot's orientation in space and wanted to choose quaternions for their many advantages. However I have a few questions that I haven't found to be solved anywhere. The method I use ...
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Get the arm joint angles with kinect 1

I am Carlos Barreiro and I am studying a Robotics Master. Now I am working with my Thesis. The project consists in the teleoperation of the a robot with Kinect (model 1). More specifically, I am ...
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PID control for robotic manipulator servoing

I'm trying to enable robotic manipulator servoing using MoveIt servo implementation. However, I'm having some questions regarding reference following and error compensation. The thing is, I roughly ...
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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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Obtain a State Space System given Denavit-Hartenberg parameters and a Rigid Body Tree model in MATLAB

I'm confused regarding the representatoin of a 6 D.O.F. robot arm with multiple links. I have the denavit-Hartenberg parameters and have used these to create a Rigid Body Tree model in MATLAB. The ...
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Finding torque equation for my robotic arm

I am designing a 5 dof robotic arm, and for that I would like to find a torque equation. However, I am a little confused here: According to me the torque equation for M1 should be l2m2+l3m3+l4m4+l5m5 (...
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Deduce all possible configuration for a given CONF param FANUC

I am working on the "CONF" parameter of FANUC Robots. The "CONF" param determine the pose of the robot (maybe to have only one inverse kinematics solution). This configuration is ...
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Kalman filter for visual tracking of a ball sliding on a gutter

I'm working on a project where a robot needs to keep a ball at a desired position on a gutter. The gutter is fixed at one end and held at the other end by the robot’s ...
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Is there any RAPID instruction to save image as variable in YuMi integrated vision without using RobotStudio?

I want to perceive the images from the cameras embedded in YuMi IRB 14000 arms and store them as videos, in Ubuntu without using ABB RobotStudio. is there any way to do that? if yes how can I do that ...
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Robotic Platforms Similar to the PiBot(Locobot)

I am brain storming platforms to use for a project I am working on. I'm looking for an mobile platform with a manipulator attached. I originally was focusing on the PiBot, but after doing some ...
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What should be the required operating voltage for Servo motors in my 5 DOF robotic arm, with 50 kg payload

These are the estimated torque values of all axis in our applications 1st Axis- 226.57 oz-in - 478oz-in 2nd Axis- 756 oz-in -1590oz-in 3rd Axis- 356 oz-in - 749.7 oz-in 4th Axis- 188 oz-in - 395 oz-...
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How to calculate twist and wrench in local and global frames

I am rather new to screw theory and also lost in robotics books' formulas. we have a simulator of a robot arm within Mujoco physics engine and I'm wondering how I can calculate wrench and twist in the ...
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Link collision avoidance for redundant manipulator

I am trying to have my robot arm follow a trajectory while avoiding collisions between obstacles and the robot links. The way I go about it is to find the closest point on the robot arm, and treat the ...
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PD controller tuning for flexible joint robotic arm

I am trying to tune the gains of my PD controller for a single axis flexible joint robot. The controller output is the motor torque. My question is: how can i tune the PD gains if the output (torque) ...
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What is canonical grasp?

What is a canonical grasp and how is it different from normal/other grasp? I've searched through internet and forums but haven't found any answers.
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Increasing suction force

I'm trying to increase the suction force of the end effector in a pick and place system. Is it a good idea to add an extra vacuum pump and put it in parallel? AFAIK, having an extra pump in parallel ...
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Controlling Actuated Robot Hand in Underactuated Manner

We have an allegro hand in our robot, and it is in actuated behavior. In other words, each joint is controlled one or more than one actuator, that is motor. There are 3 actuators for each finger, ...
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moveit! trajectory execution aborted

I'm trying to send a custom arm to a pose through moveit_commander_cmdline.py, it fails after sending to the said pose using " go default_pose" and returns an error. ...
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Inverse Kinematics of Puma 566 giving low angle results with DH convention

I am new at the robotics area, and i need to deliver an activity until this week in my college based to solve the inverse kinematics problem from an article that doesn't have any code done, and after, ...
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UR5 Visual servoing(image based, eye in hand)

I am implementing IBVS on a UR5 using ROS. The algorithm works very well in linear X, Y and Z and omega Y. When I try to add a fifth axis(omega X or Omega Z), the robot jerks heavily and goes into ...
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Any way to program a robot remotely?

So Udacity, Kuka and KIT are/were offering a Kuka challenge. Basically, the participants got to write code and run it remotely on a Kuka robot based in the KIT labs in Germany and submit their code ...
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robot Hand Eye Calibration problem

I am trying to understand the implementations and the relative performance of various classical and new Hand-eye calibration approaches. Note: The following discussion assumes implementations are in ...
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Defining C-space state for an arm in OMPL

I'm very new to Robotics, so please bear with my ignorance about the subject. That said, I'm trying to use Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL) to set up the configuration space for a robotic arm ...
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URScript - how to get the actual TCP pose in tool space coordinate system?

I am writing a simple script for universal robots UR10 robotic arm. I am trying to find a way to to see if the tool current position is outside of a 3D bounding box. the 3D bounding box is defined ...
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Tracking object in realtime using depth image stream from a RGBD camera

I have an Intel RealSense camera which can stream RGB and depth image. Using those information I want to track an object moving on a table top. More specifically, I want to know position $(x,y)$ and ...
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Controlling YuMi robot by serial port

I'm trying to control the YuMi robot arm by a serial port. The serial port will give the information on what direction the end-effector should move and what is the velocity. What I would like to ...
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How to create a .urp for universal robots?

The polyscope platform of Universal Robots saves programs as *.urp. They are very different to urscrips. Is there a way to create such files without polyscope?
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Torque Disturbance Observer for Manipulator Arms

Is there a tutorial/guide apart from the research papers ( paper 1 and paper 2 ), for implementation of torque disturbance observers on multi-DOF robotic manipulators to determine sudden collision ...
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How to implement end effector orientation in generic IK solver

I am trying to script a basic, lightweight IK solver with a Jacobian Transpose method. I have gotten a basic script that reach the desired position very quickly. What I am not able to do is achieve a ...
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Which Kinect to use for robotic arm pick and place application with object detection?

I am building a robotic arm for pick and place application. The robot is going to recognize several objects using the RGB feed from Kinect (will use a model such as YOLOv2 for object detection, ...
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Transforming position to torque

first question in this forum :D so i started creating a 2 link robotic arm in SIMULINK and made a function that builds its trajectory (cubic spline) and used it as an input for my joint. so my input ...
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My robot arm vibrates during operation. Why?

Introduction: I have modeled my 5-DOF robot arm in a simulation environment to test trajectories for my physical model. I have export the joint variables from the simulation as a .csv file. Then ...
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How do I choose the stepper motor torque for my robotic arm

I'm a communication engineer so my knowledge about robotics is very little. I know the basic formula of torque T=mgL in my project I have 2 arms & 2 motors i used a torque calculator online ...
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Correct Hardware for a Small Lightweight Robotic Arm

I'm building my first robotic arm and I am new to robotics generally, but I have tried to do some research. I need to build a robotic arm that will be relatively lightweight and will need to grab ...
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Scara vs. Articulated arm robot

My setup is such that my tools reside on a wall and table directly adjacent to my work bench. I wish to build an arm that will ultimately grab tools and give them to me without me having to move from ...
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F3 robot communications protocol?

I am considering writing a program to communicate with a Thermo Scientific F3 robot arm in order to eliminate their obsolete C500C controller. Does anyone know the communications protocol to/from the ...
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Matlab Simulink showing following errror: kinematic constraints cannot be maintained

I'm using simulink to get joints torque by giving motion input. I create very simple CAD model in solidworks to learn simulink. Simulink model is showing in below figure. During update it shows no ...
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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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How to select the parameters of the Sliding Mode Control of a Robotic Arm?

I working on sliding mode control (SMC) of a 4 DoF manipulator, I don't know how to select the discontinuity gain matrix, $ K$ , the surface constant (the diagonal gain matrix $\Lambda$ components).
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Installing OpenNI on Pcduino

Following my previous question about pcduino+kinect, decided to go ahead and buy the pcduino I wish to run my robot with (kinect+pcduino+shields). However I'm having trouble getting started: I tried ...
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what kind of slewing bearing and gear(spur or helical) use in first axis(wrist) of arm robot?

I want to design an arm robot. for first joint motor is runoff the axis. I decide to use slewing bearing. in catalog there are bearing with spur gear. but I think because of backlash its accuracy is ...
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Problem calculating inverse kinematics in a 4-DOF robot arm for drawing

I'm trying to do a robotic arm to draw a circle with 4-DOF, I'm using the Denavit-Hartenberg method (DH) to calculate the foward kinematics and the jacobian method to do the inverse kinematic. So ...