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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to control a 4 wheel mechanum wheel robot with PID?

Let's consider first the task you are wanting to accomplish: following some sort of Cartesian space trajectory. So, you are wanting to make sure your robot is only moving in the x-direction. However, ...
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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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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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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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Denavit Hartenberg parameters - 3DOF articulated manipulator

I defined the robot using your (assumed standard) DH parameters: ...
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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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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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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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Denavit Hartenberg

The DH parameterization reduces the full transform between two joints to a transform with 4 parameters. This parameterization will fit many, but not all, possible kinematics. Let's assume that 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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Forward kinematics equations

You are complicating the translation part of the transformation matrix way to much. The rotational part: $ R_{12}= \begin{pmatrix} cos(q_{1}) & -sin(q_{1}) & 0\\ sin(q_{1}) & cos(q_{1}) ...
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forward and inverse kinematics of arm

From now, I will solely answer your second question about forward kinematics, which is usually easier to solve than inverse kinematics. First you should sketch your robot in a plan using textbook ...
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How to update the cartesian target when the robotic arm has a communication delay?

You should update the robot references (and current position) independently if there is an update from the mouse or not. If there is an update (i.e. after 100 ms) you should update the value sent each ...
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How to check reachability of manipulator to a point?

You are basically asking if a given tool transformation has a corresponding IK solutions. This question, unfortunately, currently has no universal shortcut other than trying to actually compute IK ...
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Can a neural network emulate a physics engine?

I think there are some confusing statements or inaccuracies in this question regarding fundamental concepts in robotics, control engineerging and AI/ML. I am not sure if it helps to list these or not, ...
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Is it correct to think of forward kinematics as merely a 'check' for the inverse kinematics?

You can control the robot using just the inverse kinematics solution. However, you must be careful to handle the multiple inverse solutions properly (for example, $acos(\theta) = acos(-\theta))$. ...
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Calculating the cartesian position of each joint with DH transform

By combining all the matrices, you'll end up having an homogeneous transformation $T \in SE\left(3\right)$ that can be expressed as: $$ T= \left( \begin{matrix} \mathbf{R} & \mathbf{p} \\ 0 & ...
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DH parameters for a PPP arm

The DH parameters comes from the common normal between two consecutive Z axes. Every time you're in doubt about the DH parameters, you can follow common guidelines between two consecutive axes. In ...
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Forward Kinematics of non-planar robot using Roy Featherstone's Spatial Toolbox

You've got to open the functions you're trying to use and look through them if you're getting errors. You said you are trying to get the forward kinematics of your robot, and that it's a non-floatbase,...
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Is there any fault in my kinematic diagram?

You write down the kinematics of your robot as a series of simple transforms, translations and rotations. In MATLAB this would be: ...
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