Freeing the Serial Mechanism Designer from Inverse Kinematic Solvability Constraints

Friedman, D.W. and Kowalewski, T. and Jovanovic, R. and Rosen, J. and Hannaford, B. (2010) Freeing the Serial Mechanism Designer from Inverse Kinematic Solvability Constraints. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 7 (3). pp. 209-216.

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Abstract

This paper presents a fast numerical solution for the inverse kinematics of a serial manipulator. The method is implemented on the C-Arm, a manipulator designed for use in robotic surgery. The inverse kinematics solution provides a solution for any six degree-of-freedom serial manipulator, assuming the forward kinematics are known and that it is possible to solve for the remaining joint angles if one joint angle’s value is known. With a fast numerical method and the current levels of computing power, designing a manipulator with closed-form inverse kinematics is no longer necessary. When designing the C-Arm, we therefore chose to weigh other factors, such as actuator size and patient safety, more heavily than the ability to find a closed-form inverse kinematics solution.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Surgical Robots > CA Robotic Control
Z Other
Depositing User: Danying Hu
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 23:34
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 23:34
URI: http://brl.ee.washington.edu/eprints/id/eprint/99

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