We resume our analysis of the 6-link robot Jacobian and focus on the rotational velocity part.
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For a real 6-link robot our previous approach to computing the Jacobian becomes unwieldy so we will instead compute a numerical approximation to the forward kinematic function.
We extend what we have learnt to a 3-link planar robot where we can also consider the rotational velocity of the end-effector.
For a simple 2-link planar robot we introduce and derive its Jacobian matrix, and also introduce the concept of spatial velocity.
We revisit the simple 2-link planar robot and determine the inverse kinematic function using simple geometry and trigonometry.
We will learn about inverse kinematics, that is, how to compute the robot’s joint angles given the desired pose of their end-effector and knowledge about the dimensions of its links. We will also learn about how to generate paths that lead to smooth coordinated motion of the end-effector.
Let’s recap the important points from the topics we have covered about human depth perception, display of 3D images and estimating 3D scene structure using stereo and other types of sensors.