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Can a Jacobian be used to determine required joint angles for end effector velocity/position?

Yes, the Jacobian relates the joint velocities to end-effector velocity through this equation: $$ \mathbf{v}_e = \mathbf{J}(\mathbf{q}) \dot{\mathbf{q}} $$ Where $\mathbf{q}$ is the joint angles, $\...
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Forward kinematic and inverse kinematic... When to use what?

Let me give you a mathematician's perspective on the difference between the two kinds problems. Forward kinematics asks the question: given a certain input (i.e. control command), what will be the ...
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Forward kinematic and inverse kinematic... When to use what?

Forward kinematics uses joint angles (with known link lengths) to compute the tool position and orientation. Inverse kinematics uses tool position and orientation, to compute joint angles. Note: if ...
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Forward kinematic computing the transformation matrix

Start with coordinate systems. I've drawn one example. In my analysis, if all $q_i = 0$ then the manipulator would point straight up. You can choose other coordinate frames to get the same result....
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Wrong forward-kinematic after calculating from DH-parameters

Your professor has made an error, but he or she is only human. The upper-left 3x3 matrix must be an orthonormal rotation matrix. Every column of that must have a unit norm. The second column $[0, 1,...
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Programming Inverse Kinematics in C++

I agree with SteveO that there is nothing wrong with reinventing the wheel if you want to learn about wheels. And for a single application, 4 DoF arm, the IK is probably not too hard. But I feel ...
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Programming Inverse Kinematics in C++

It is rather straightforward to implement inverse kinematics for a particular manipulator in C++. Of course, you need to begin with the inverse kinematic equations themselves. Putting those into ...
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How do CAD programs solve for Inverse/Forward Kinematics problem in Assembly?

EDIT: Improved based on the comments below. If you have a CAD assembled, that means that you have one valid configuration given. You move the TCP (Tool Center Point) only a small amount, since your ...
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Confusion in fixing DH frames

The updated image solves the problem. You did not consider the end-effector coordinate frame earlier. Also, the crosses (going into) in the diagrams should be replaced by dots(coming out), because the ...
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Using pre multiply or post multipy for rotational matrix to get a new homogenous transformation matrix?

When working with rigid-body transformations, it is crucial to understand which coordinate frame the transformation is defined in. Further, there are different notations for this, so it is important ...
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How can Denavit-Hartenberg representation with only 4 variables describe rototranslations with 6 DOF?

In general you need 6 parameters to describe the position and orientation of any joint with respect to a link coordinate frame. The DH parameterisation includes 2 constraints so only 4 parameters ...
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Can workspace of a manipulator change after considering its dynamics?

The workspace of a manipulator is strictly determined by its kinematics. Since kinematics only consider the geometry of motion, without regard to forces and torques needed to accomplish tasks, you ...
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Velocity Relation for Parallel Robots

If you can write the forward kinematics equations of a parallel robot in an explicit form, you can derivate those equations and you get the formula for the velocities. This is generally valid ...
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Forward kinematic computing the transformation matrix

In your forward kinematics transformation matrix (4x4, incl. also translation, of just 3x3) the orientation of the end-effector is expressed relative to the base (or world) coordinate system. SteveO ...
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Getting pitch, yaw and roll from Rotation Matrix in DH Parameter

In general, Euler angles (or specifically roll-pitch-yaw angles) can be extracted from any rotation matrix, regardless of how many rotations were used to generate it. For a typical x-y-z rotation ...
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Is there any C++ library I could use to program a robotic manipulator involving forward and inverse kinematics?

The best way to understand forward and inverse kinematics is to write a library for its own. A good starting point is to implement Cyclic Coordinate Descent. So called "ready-to-run" librarys like ...
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How to get the 4*4 matrix from the twist using product of exponentials, in robot kinematics?

Actually, the 6x1 vector is sometimes better referred to as the coordinates of the twist. The twist itself is a 4x4 matrix, element of $SE(3)$, found by $$ \begin{align} A &= \begin{bmatrix} \...
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Denavit Hartenberg parameters - 3DOF articulated manipulator

I defined the robot using your (assumed standard) DH parameters: ...
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Integrating Forward Kinematics Map

(EDITED TO CLARIFY PARENTHETICAL ABOUT CARTESIAN MANIPULATORS) Your equation is true in general only for those manipulators in which $J_a$ is independent of $\theta$ (such as with Cartesian ...
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Confusion in fixing DH frames

Add a coordinate system that matches the previous coordinate system exactly. The last rotary joint will be the parameter for the next-to-last coordinate system, and the link length will be the ...
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DH-Parameters for Forward Kinematics for Translatory Motion only

In DH, the Z axis always goes along the direction of variability. For a rotational (revolute) joint, that means Z is the axis of rotation. For a translational joint (prismatic) the Z axis is in the ...
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Understanding MoveIt! and OMPL more deeply

Actually I wish to implement my own algorithm (like some variation of RRT) without MoveIt!/OMPL hence it is important for me to know all the details. I am really confused about this. Any ...
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What should be the ideal ratio for link lengths ( L1/ L2) of a 2 link manipuator robot with revolute joints?

This is a good question, and one you should definitely consider when designing a new robot arm. But unfortunately, it depends a lot on the configuration of your arm (i.e. how the joints will be bent),...
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Forward/inverse kinematics and transformation matrices

For each joint relation you model, you would get one homogeneous transformation matrix (HTM) T $$T^{i-1}_i$$ If you multiply all HTM from base to end-effector, you would get what is called forward ...
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Forward Kinematics/D-H parameters for perpendicular joint axes

The Denavit-Hartenberg parameters $(r,\alpha,d,\theta)$ (according to here) actually depicts rigid displacement of a directed point-line (i.e. a line with a particular point selected on it, where the ...
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DH-Parameters for Forward Kinematics for Translatory Motion only

You don't need an explicit declaration for X, Y, and Z because the information is all relative to the previous joint. For a terrific tutorial, see this video. You don't typically use DH parameters ...
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Denavit Hartenberg parameters - 3DOF articulated manipulator

Try these: Theta = [pi/2, -pi/2, -pi/2]; D = [L0, L2, L1 ]; A = [0, 0, L3 ]; Alfa = [pi/2, -pi/2, 0 ]; with ...
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Forward kinematics of constrained double pendulum

What you are describing is a crankshaft. if I attach a sliding block to the end of my second arm, I don't know whether my equation for $x_2$ would change at all. No it wouldn't, because your ...
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Denavit-Hartenberg convention

This is Best Youtube video which gives thorough explanation of Denavit Hartenberg Algorithm and Parameters Forward Kinematics: Denavit-Hartenberg Convention Following is youtube channel by Prof. ...
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Is there any C++ library I could use to program a robotic manipulator involving forward and inverse kinematics?

I haven't used it personally (yet; it's only a matter of time), but I believe the Rigid Body Dynamics Library is what you're looking for - efficient forward and inverse kinematics. I did a lot of work ...
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