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Position, Orientation and Coordinate Transformations

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This module provides an introduction to robot manipulators and covers the basic concepts required to describe the positions and orientations of the segments that compose a manipulator. Also, the concepts required to perform coordinate transformations are covered. Examples, steps to create MapleSim simulations, and visualization videos are included to enhance the learning experience. Keywords & Topics:
Robot manipulators, links, joints, Euler angles, position vector, rotation matrix, homogeneous transformation matrix
Main Topic: Robot Manipulators


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Preview - Cascading Rotations Opposite Order

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Assess student understanding with a set of questions that you can use directly within Möbius Assessment, available from the Maplesoft spin-off company DigitalEd.

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