New Concept In Optimizing Manipulability Index Of Serial Manipulators Using SVD Method

  • Mohammed Magdy
  • Ayssam ElKady
  • Tarek Sobh


Studying the Manipulability index for every point within the workspace of any serial manipulator is considered one of the important problems, required for designing trajectories or avoiding singular configurations. We had to go through this problem for our project of optimizing D-H parameters of extending for Mitsubishi which is existed at our lab. First step is to get all points within the workspace envelope with different manipulability bands and to find most the high band to start forward kinematic design and optimization of additional s parameters.

We have discovered a new concept in this paper ,related for one method used before in measuring kinematic Manipulability .We have made simulations supporting our method on Puma560, Mitsubishi movemaster, and six degrees of freedom manipulator.


Jacobian Matrix Serial Manipulator Minimum Rank Singular Matrix Singular Configuration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Magdy
    • 1
  • Ayssam ElKady
    • 2
  • Tarek Sobh
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of BridgeportBridgeportUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of BridgeportBridgeportUSA

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