An Efficient Solution of Differential Inverse Kinematics Problem for Wrist-Partitioned Robots

Chi Haur Wu, Kuu Young Young

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Abstract

An efficient approach is presented for solving the inverse Jacobian problem for wrist-partitioned robots; specifically, the differential inverse kinematics problem. By selecting the wrist coordinate frame as the reference coordinate frame, a simplified Jacobian relation can be obtained for deriving a set of orthogonal bases for the screw system. From these orthogonal screws, the instantaneous Cartesian motion can be separated into translational and rotational parts for solving the differential joint variable rates. As a result, a set of concise, closed-form equations for solving the above inverse problem can be easily generated. For illustration, PUMA 560 robot is selected as an example. Based on the simplified equations, the exact form of the inverse Jacobian matrix can also be obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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