Forward Kinematics in Robotics Using Screw Theory

Forward Kinematics in Robotics Using Screw Theory

Can you recall a time when you were frustrated when attempting to compute the forward kinematics for robotic systems? Did you find it frustrating to assign coordinate frames to each link when robots become more sophisticated?  The frustration caused by assigning coordinate frames for each link while solving the forward kinematics of robotic systems using methods like Denavit-Hartenberg is REAL. If your answer to these questions is yes, and you're tired of cumbersome methods like Denavit-Hartenberg to calculate the forward kinematics of robotic chains, this lesson is for you.  The Denavit-Hartenberg is one of the methods to derive the forward…
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Screw Motion and Exponential Coordinates of Robot Motions

Screw Motion and Exponential Coordinates of Robot Motions

This lesson is part of the series of lessons on foundations necessary to express robot motions. For the complete comprehension of the Fundamentals of Robot Motions and the tools required to represent the configurations, velocities, and forces causing the motion, please read the following lessons (note that more lessons will be added in the future): https://www.mecharithm.com/category/fundamentals-of-robotics/fundamentals-of-robot-motions/ Also, reading some lessons from the base lessons of the Fundamentals of Robotics course are deemed invaluable. In this lesson, we will see an introduction to screw motion in robotics, and we will also see how we can define exponential coordinates for robot motions. This is…
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