Robot arm kinematics

Robot arm kinematics is slightly different compared to robot base kinematics. You would need to move five different actuators to five different positions to move the robot arm's tooltip to a required position. The mathematical modeling follows the Denavit-Hartenberg (DH) method of computing kinematics. Explaining the DH method is out of our scope, so we shall look at the kinematics equation directly.

The arm kinematics equation is defined by a 4 x 4 homogeneous transformation matrix that connects all of the five links with respect to the robot base coordinate system, as shown here:

Here, we have the following:


This represents ...

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