#### The Analytic Jacobian

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Now we introduce a variant of the Jacobian matrix that can relate our angular velocity vector back to our rates of change of the roll, pitch and yaw angles.

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Now we introduce a variant of the Jacobian matrix that can relate our angular velocity vector back to our rates of change of the roll, pitch and yaw angles.

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We revisit the important points from this masterclass.

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To simplify the inverse kinematics most robots have a spherical wrist, a particular mechanical wrist design. For robots where the inverse kinematics is too hard to figure out we can solve the problem numerically, treating it as an optimisation problem.

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We repeat the process of the last section but this time consider it as an algebraic problem.

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Let’s look at numerical approaches to inverse kinematics for a couple of different robots and learn some of the important considerations. For RTB10.x please note that the mask value must be explicitly preceded by the ‘mask’ keyword. For example: >> q = p2.ikine(T, [-1 -1], ‘mask’, [1 1 0 0 0 0])

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We revisit the fundamentals of geometry that you would have learned at school: Euclidean geometry, Cartesian or analytic geometry, coordinate frames, points and vectors.