Robotic manipulators are widely used in many robotic systems, due to their speed, precision and robustness to perform a variety of tasks sometimes better and faster than humans. The development of a robotic system based on a robotic arm, requires accurate mathematical and simulation modeling of the robotic arm. This paper presents the complete mathematical forward kinematic analysis and the Robotic Operating System (ROS) simulation modeling of JACO2 robotic manipulator. Both analysis and simulation models are essential in order to customize the robot for novel applications, e.g. to perform agricultural operations such as harvest, as part of an autonomous harvesting robot.


T. Pachidis, C. Sgouros, V. G. Kaburlasos, E. Vrochidou, T. Kalampokas, K. Tziridis, A. Nikolaou, G. A. Papakostas, “Forward Kinematic Analysis of JACO2 Robotic Arm Towards Implementing a Grapes Harvesting Robot,” 2020 International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM), Split, Hvar, Croatia, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.23919/SoftCOM50211.2020.9238297.

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