Kinematic Calibration of Robotic Mechanism

  • Tao SunEmail author
  • Shuofei Yang
  • Binbin Lian
Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)


Accuracy is the primary concern in the application of robotic mechanisms because it directly affects the performance and capability of the robots [1, 2]. The main source of errors affecting the robot accuracy is due to the deviations between nominal and actual kinematic parameters. Some variation in kinematic parameters comes from the manufacturing process, primarily the machining inaccuracy of the parts. Another variation comes from the assembling process, where the position and orientation of the links and joints are not precisely matched [3, 4, 5]. The cost of robot would increase dramatically if the robot accuracy is improved by machining and assembling to higher tolerances. Alternatively, kinematic calibration [6, 7, 8, 9], the technique to improve accuracy after the robot prototype has been built, is widely applied to the robot application as it is recognized as the most economical and effective method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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