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A 3 DOF Robotic Arm Simulation

Here’s something I have been working on for a larger undisclosed project. It is a 3 Degrees-of-Freedom robotic manipulator simulation, it uses inverse kinematics to estimate the angular position of all three links given a point inside the robot’s working area. It only requires the length of all three links and their starting angular positions.

Here’s a gif of the simulation. The effector is rendered in green, the work area is represented as everything inside the gray circle.

robotic-arm

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2 responses to “A 3 DOF Robotic Arm Simulation

  1. EngineerDog.com September 8, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Neat! The arm looks to have the same range of motion as the “U-arm” project from Kickstarter. What software did you use to make the simulation?

    • R September 8, 2014 at 6:30 am

      Thanks!! I wasn’t familiar with the “u-arm” project, but now that I checked out their website, it looks pretty awesome! My simulation was made in LÖVE, a very nice framework for developing 2-D applications.

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