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Understanding the Robot Jacobian

Let's start from the forward kinematics equation $$x = f(q),$$ where $x \in \mathbf{R}^6$ is the end-effector position, $q$ is the joint angles, and $f$ is a (usually highly nonlinear) forward ...
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Relationship between the velocity twist Jacobian and the spatial velocity Jacobian

There are a lot of definitional problems and inconsistencies in this area. Geometric Jacobian. I'm not sure this has a precise and agreed upon meaning. But across the more classical robotics books (...
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Cartesian Velocity Control between Two 3D Poses

You essentially want to find the time derivative of a linear interpolation between two rotations. The easiest way to obtain this would probably to convert the rotation matrix between the two ...
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Computing the Jacobian Matrix -- chain rule?

Writing the equations by hand and deriving them is certainly the best way to understand what is happening "in the background". Generating the equations and deriving them using a syombolics engine, ...
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D(q) Inertia Matrix and the Jacobian Matrix

I think this is a matter of notations. In the given formula for $D(q)$, the matrices $J_{vi}$ and $J_{\omega i}$ are not simply the direct extraction of columns of the Jacobian of the system. $J_i$ ...
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Why with the pseudo-inverse it is possible to invert the Jacobian matrix even in a singular configuration?

The pseudoinverse gives a “least squared error, minimum-norm” solution: Out of all $\dot{q}$ vectors at your current $q$, the vector $$\dot{q}_{s} = J^{+}(q)\dot{p}_{\text{in}}$$ satisfies two ...
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How can serial manipulator have unique condition number for given end effector position?

Condition number and manipulability are measured at a specific joint configuration, not end-effector location. You already understand it correctly that the values change according to the robot ...
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Confusion about Jacobians stemming from class notes

Short answer Robot Dynamics and Control by Spong et al. (especially Chapter 5) can definitely help you on this matter. Long answer First of all, you are partially correct about a Jacobian. It is ...
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Screw based Jacobian

The geometric Jacobian provides all the information you need for singularity or manipulability analysis. Linearly dependent columns correspond to joints with parallel axes. More information about ...
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Jacobian of a 6DOF arm

Write the forward kinematic equations $$\vec(x) = F\vec(\theta)$$ Taking the partial derivatives of each $\vec (x)$ term with respect to each joint variable $\vec(\theta)$ will give you $J$.
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How do I compute the derivative of the Jacobian with Matlab?

To answer your solution, specifically, all you need to do is: ...
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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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Solving Inverse Kinematics with Gradient Descent

There are more approaches to solve the inverse kinematics equations. If you want to continue to use the pseudo-inverse based approach and still obtain more then 1 solution you can flip the sign of ...
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Jacobian-based trajectory following

Ugo's answer refers to "Sciavicco-Siciliano" which is a good book I'll quote as well. Chapter 3.6 introduces the so-called analytical Jacobian which is not the same as the so called geometrical ...
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The Jacobian resulted from Screw method is different from analytical one (Example Inside)

You're computing the spatial Jacobian, which relates joint velocities to spatial velocities at the origin. You instead want to compute the body Jacobian, which relates joint velocities to end-effector ...
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How to get Max Torque on Robot arm 's Joints (RRR)

Torque is pretty easy to calculate for a single static arm configuration. Torque is just the length of the moment arm * the perpendicular force. And it is easy to decompose the problem into X and Y ...
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Jacobian of a Robot

Yes, 6x9. Since $$\dot{x} = J \dot{\theta}$$ each column of the Jacobian represents the differential change in one of the six $x$ coordinates with respect to each of the joints.
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Solving Inverse Kinematics with Gradient Descent

You have to analytically compute all IK solutions. This is basically done with straightforward geometry. Most robotics textbooks with a section on manipulation will have a detailed explanation of ...
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How to use Jacobian Method for path following?

You can use some Trajectory Generators to create intermediate points between the points calculated by RRT Algorithm. You can use Moden Robotics Library by Neuroscience and Robotics Lab at Northwestern ...
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Computing the Jacobian Matrix -- chain rule?

For a robot with a kinematic model expressed using standard DH parameters the classic reference is: Differential Kinematic Control Equations for Simple Manipulators, Paul, Shimano, Mayer, IEEE SMC 11(...
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Derivative of a Jacobian matrix

You can use Matlab to compute $\dot{J}$. For example, to compute $\dot{J}_{11}$, we can use the following code ...
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Derivative of a Jacobian matrix

Look at example 283 and its derivation here. You just take the time derivative of each element of J, paying particular attention to the chain rule.
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Task space to joint motion space conversion

"Why the end effector?" Because a robot working on a task uses its end effector to interact with the objects that make up the task. For example, it is common to align the jaws ("fingers") of a ...
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Calculating the singular configuration of a 3 revolute joint manipulator

Singular configurations are configurations at which the Jacobian is rank-deficient. In this case $J$ is a square matrix, you can find conditions for singularity by solving $\det(J) = 0$. The last row ...
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Jacobian Matrix and joint dependecies

The Jacobian matrix itself can sometimes not contain some joint variables. See, for example, this textbook, p.115, where they derive the Jacobian for a SCARA manipulator. The thing is that even ...
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How to find the Adjoint matrix of multiple twists

You want to use the product of exponentials to calculate the transformation of $\zeta_1$ and $\zeta_2$ for $\theta_1$ and $\theta_2$. To be more clear, using your notation of $g_{12}$: \begin{...
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Singular configurations of a 7-dof robotic arm

Think of those "terrible to look at" terms as diamonds in the rough. Yes, they look complicated at first. But you will find an amazing number of them will combine using basic trigonometric ...
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Screw based Jacobian

Adding to Peter Corke's answer, there's also a Coursera course by Kevin Lynch which uses the Modern Robotics book as a reference and explains how to derive the screw based Jacobian. The Jacobian can ...
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Finding Joint speeds for each joint of a 6DOF arm (UR10) using the Inverse Jacobian

If you are only interested in linear motion, instead of simplifying the Jacobian to a 3x3 matrix, you can express this contraint in the velocity componentet and have $\dot{X} = \begin{bmatrix} \dot{...
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