SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

SEE ALSO

kins − kinematics definitions for LinuxCNC

**loadrt
trivkins**

**loadrt
rotatekins**

**loadrt
tripodkins**

**loadrt
genhexkins**

**loadrt
maxkins**

**loadrt
genserkins**

**loadrt
pumakins**

**loadrt
scarakins**

Rather than exporting HAL pins and functions, these components provide the forward and inverse kinematics definitions for LinuxCNC.

**trivkins
− Trivial Kinematics**

There is a 1:1 correspondence between joints and axes. Most
standard milling machines and lathes use the trivial
kinematics module.

**rotatekins
− Rotated Kinematics**

The X and Y axes are rotated 45 degrees compared to the
joints 0 and 1.

**tripodkins
− Tripod Kinematics**

The joints represent the distance of the controlled point
from three predefined locations (the motors), giving three
degrees of freedom in position (XYZ)

tripodkins.Bx

tripodkins.Cx

tripodkins.Cy

The location of the three motors is (0,0), (Bx,0), and (Cx,Cy)

**genhexkins
− Hexapod Kinematics**

Gives six degrees of freedom in position and orientation
(XYZABC). The location of the motors is defined at compile
time.

**maxkins
− 5-axis kinematics example**

Kinematics for Chris Radek’s tabletop 5 axis mill
named ’max’ with tilting head (B axis) and
horizintal rotary mounted to the table (C axis). Provides
UVW motion in the rotated coordinate system. The source
file, maxkins.c, may be a useful starting point for other
5-axis systems.

**genserkins
− generalized serial kinematics**

Kinematics that can model a general serial-link manipulator
with up to 6 angular joints.

The kinematics
use Denavit-Hartenberg definition for the joint and links.
The DH definitions are the ones used by John J Craig in
"Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control"
The parameters for the manipulator are defined by hal pins.

genserkins.A-*N*

genserkins.ALPHA-*N*

genserkins.D-*N*

Parameters describing the
*N*th joint’s geometry.

**pumakins
− kinematics for puma typed robots**

Kinematics for a puma-style robot with 6 joints

pumakins.A2

pumakins.A3

pumakins.D3

pumakins.D4

Describe the geometry of the robot

**scarakins
− kinematics for SCARA-type robots
scarakins.D1**

Vertical distance from the ground plane to the center of the inner arm.

**scarakins.D2**

Horizontal distance between joint[0] axis and joint[1] axis, ie. the length of the inner arm.

**scarakins.D3**

Vertical distance from the center of the inner arm to the center of the outer arm. May be positive or negative depending on the structure of the robot.

**scarakins.D4**

Horizontal distance between joint[1] axis and joint[2] axis, ie. the length of the outer arm.

**scarakins.D5**

Vertical distance from the end effector to the tooltip. Positive means the tooltip is lower than the end effector, and is the normal case.

**scarakins.D6**

Horizontal distance from the centerline of the end effector (and the joints 2 and 3 axis) and the tooltip. Zero means the tooltip is on the centerline. Non-zero values should be positive, if negative they introduce a 180 degree offset on the value of joint[3].

*Kinematics*
section in the LinuxCNC documentation