ICubInertiaSensorKinematicsV2

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This page describes how to construct the matrix T_RoIs whose definition is given in ICubForwardKinematics. The matrix is constructed in three steps i.e. T_RoIs = T_Ro0 * T_0n * T_nIs. The first matrix T_Ro0 describes the rigid roto-translation from the root reference frame to points in the 0th reference frame as defined by the Denavit-Hartenberg convention. In this case T_Ro0 is just a rigid rotation which aligns the z-axis with the first joint of the waist. The second matrix T_0n correspond to the Denavit-Hartenberg description of the waist and neck forward kinematic, i.e. the roto-translation from the 0th reference frame to the nth reference frame being n the number of degrees of freedom. The forward kinematic T_0n in this case includes the waist and the neck forward kinematics.

The matrix T_0n is itself the composition of n matrices as defined by the DH convention: T_0n = T_01 T_12 ... T_(n-1)n. Here is the updated matlab code for computing the forward kinematics with the Denavit Hartenberg notation Media: ICubFwdKinNewV2.zip.

The sensor reference frame is located in the palm as shown in the CAD figure. The x axis is in red. The y axis is in green. The z axis is in blue.

InertiaFwdKinNew.jpg InertiaCADRefFrame.jpg


Here is the matrix T_Ro0:

0 -1 0 0
0 0 -1 0
1 0 0 0
0 0 0 1

Here is the table of the actual DH parameters which describe T_01, T_12, ... T_(n-1)n.

Link i / H – D Ai (mm) d_i (mm) alpha_i (rad) theta_i (deg)
i = 0 32 0 pi/2 -22 -> 84
i = 1 0 -5.5 pi/2 -90 + (-39 -> 39)
i = 2 0 -223.3 -pi/2 -90 + (-59 -> 59)
i = 3 9.5 0 pi/2 90 + (-40 -> 30)
i = 4 0 0 -pi/2 -90 + (-70 -> 60)
i = 5 18.5 110.8 -pi/2 90 + (-55 -> 55)

Here is the matrix T_nIs:

1 0 0 0
0 0 -1 0
0 1 0 6.6
0 0 0 1

In some circumstances it might be convenient to think of coding T_nls as a further virtual link located at the end of the chain and with its joint constantly kept at 0 value. The DH parameters of this virtual link are:

Link i / H – D Ai (mm) d_i (mm) alpha_i (rad) theta_i (deg)
i = 6 0 6.6 pi/2 0