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JACIII Vol.8 No.5 pp. 514-522
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2004.p0514
(2004)

Paper:

A Combined Solution of the Inverse Kinematic Task in the Vicinity of the Singularities

Imre J. Rudas*, József K. Tar*, János F. Bitó*, Ágnes Szeghegyi**, and Krzysztof R. Kozlowski***

*John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Budapest Polytechnic, Népszínház u. 8, H-1081 Budapest, Hungary

**Károly Keleti Faculty of Economics, Budapest Polytechnic, Népszínház u. 8, H-1081 Budapest, Hungary

***Chair of Control, Robotics, and Computer Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, 60-965, Ul. Piotrowo 3a, Poland

Received:
August 31, 2003
Accepted:
April 20, 2004
Published:
September 20, 2004
Keywords:
kinematic singularities, inverse kinematic task, simplex algorithm, complex algorithm, Gram-Schmidt algorithm
Abstract

In the case of the traditional differential approach of solving the inverse kinematic task, depending on the desired trajectory that may approach, reach, and cross the boundaries of non-singular domains or domains of different degree of singularity, certain joint velocities may take huge values. Within the singularity it may happen that the desired task cannot exactly be solved, and that this imprecise solution has one or more degree of freedom in its ambiguity. The motion planner provided with end-point position and orientation data with respect to the workshop’s Cartesian frame does not have satisfactory information for locally resolving ambiguity. The rather modern approaches follow global way of thinking and apply Genetic Algorithms or similar evolutionary methods requiring huge computational power. The here presented approach is a compromise between these essentially different cases. For non-singular points it applies a fast algorithm to the differential solution, while near and in the singularities the Complex Algorithm combining the primary (that is tracking the prescribed data as precisely as possible) and secondary (complementary aspects applied in ambiguity resolution) requirements in an efficient way. The method is illustrated by calculations for particular trajectories in the case of a 6 DOF robot arm.

Cite this article as:
Imre J. Rudas, József K. Tar, János F. Bitó, Ágnes Szeghegyi, and Krzysztof R. Kozlowski, “A Combined Solution of the Inverse Kinematic Task in the Vicinity of the Singularities,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.8, No.5, pp. 514-522, 2004.
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