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Two Mathematica packages have been written which implement many of the calculations described in MLS. These packages are available free of charge using the links below. '''This software does not work with the latest version of Mathematica.''' The software will be updated along with the second edition of the text. | Two Mathematica packages have been written which implement many of the calculations described in MLS. These packages are available free of charge using the links below. '''This software does not work with the latest version of Mathematica.''' The software will be updated along with the second edition of the text. | ||

− | Tar files | + | ==== Tar files ==== |

− | * | + | * {{MLS ftp|screws.tar}} - contains source code, documentation, and examples for Screws.m and RobotLinks.m (tar file, 128K). |

− | * | + | * {{MLS ftp|examples.tar}} - Mathematica source code for most of the examples in the book (tar file, 48K). |

− | + | ==== Individual files ==== | |

− | * Screws.m | + | * {{MLS ftp|Screws.m}} - A package for basic screw calculus in R^3. |

− | * RobotLinks.m | + | * {{MLS ftp|RobotLinks.m}} - Calculate kinematic functions for robots (using Screws.m). |

− | * Jac.m | + | * {{MLS ftp|Jac.m}} - simple function for computing Jacobian matrices for nonlinear maps. |

− | * SCARA | + | * {{MLS ftp|SCARA.m}} - Forward kinematics for a 4 DOF SCARA manipulator (requires Screws.m) |

− | * Elbow | + | * {{MLS ftp|Elbow.m}} - Forward kinematics for a 6 DOF Elbow manipulator (requires Screws.m) |

* More examples: Individual examples from the book | * More examples: Individual examples from the book | ||

− | Documentation | + | ==== Documentation ==== |

− | * Brief overview on the use of these packages (PDF, 4 pages). | + | * [[Media:screws-overview.pdf|Brief overview]] on the use of these packages (PDF, 4 pages). |

− | * Reference manual: PDF (10 pages) or HTML (not yet available). | + | * [[Media:screws-reference.pdf|Reference manual]]: PDF (10 pages) or HTML (not yet available). |

## Latest revision as of 21:49, 2 November 2009

This page contains information on software that can be used to perform some of the analysis described in *A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation*.

### Mathematica

Two Mathematica packages have been written which implement many of the calculations described in MLS. These packages are available free of charge using the links below. **This software does not work with the latest version of Mathematica.** The software will be updated along with the second edition of the text.

#### Tar files

- screws.tar - contains source code, documentation, and examples for Screws.m and RobotLinks.m (tar file, 128K).
- examples.tar - Mathematica source code for most of the examples in the book (tar file, 48K).

#### Individual files

- Screws.m - A package for basic screw calculus in R^3.
- RobotLinks.m - Calculate kinematic functions for robots (using Screws.m).
- Jac.m - simple function for computing Jacobian matrices for nonlinear maps.
- SCARA.m - Forward kinematics for a 4 DOF SCARA manipulator (requires Screws.m)
- Elbow.m - Forward kinematics for a 6 DOF Elbow manipulator (requires Screws.m)
- More examples: Individual examples from the book

#### Documentation

- Brief overview on the use of these packages (PDF, 4 pages).
- Reference manual: PDF (10 pages) or HTML (not yet available).