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### How to get transform between two fixed frames using a camera

In my task, I have two manipulators: one 6 dof robot (Manipulator 2 as shown in attached link picture), and one passive arm (Manipulator 1 as shown in attached link picture). Both the frames 1 and 2 ...
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### Aligning accelerometer readings with vehicle's frame of reference

I have a device with an accelerometer installed in a vehicle. Its orientation in relation to the vehicle is unknown. So I am looking for a reliable way to align the coordinate system of the ...
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### Find a mistake in transformation between different coordinate frames in the WIP-calibration pipeline

I design the extrinsics calibration pipeline for the robotic agents, carrying onboard two sensors of different modalities. I aim to calibrate one of them (S) ...
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### URDF for a real robot

I have been making robots in ROS/Gazebo simulation before, which makes use of the URDF to understand the robot model, different frames and transformations. For a real robot, do I need a URDF as well? ...
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### World and Map Frame for a real robot

I am trying to develop a robot for mapping purposes. Currently, I have a Velodyne VLP16 lidar and an IMU. I am having a bit of a confusion in stating the transforms of the system. For the lidar and ...
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### Where to learn reference frames?

Are there any good references, techniques or tricks useful to master reference frames and changing of coordinate systems? Everytime I think I understood them I fall into a new problem.
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### calculation sequences when using RPY-transformation vs Euler-transformation

I have trouble understanding calculation sequences for RPY-transformation and Euler-transformation. Let's assume that there are 3 (rotation/translation) instructions. I will notate transformation ...
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### Elegant way to mathematically relate joint positions (without a root/base joint) for easy re-rooting?

I'm pretty new to robotics, but have learned about the tranformation matrices and how to relate relationships between joints using transformation matrices. I just wonder if there is a system that ...
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### Transform Velocity data from sensor frame to world frame

I am new to Robotics and transformation topics. I need help in understanding and solving the below problem. I have data (surrounding obstacle position, orientation and velocity) which are in sensor ...
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### orientation transformation

I have a 6-dimensional vector(x,y,z,roll,pitch,yaw) in frame 1, I want to convert it to frame 2 in order to represent the value in frame 2. I know that p2=R12*p1 where p1 is the (xyz) in frame 1. The ...