degrees of freedom


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degrees of freedom

(robotics)
The number of independent parameters required to specify the position and orientation of an object. Often used to classify robot arms. For example, an arm with six degrees of freedom could reach any position close enough and could orient it's end effector (grip or tool etc.) at any angle about the three perpendicular axes.

degrees of freedom

The amount of movement available in a robotics or virtual reality system. See 6DOF.
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To use the devices freely and safely, including in public spaces, the WPT technology should provide mobile users with six degrees of freedom at a distance.
Hence, degrees of freedom are a function of both sample size (N) (Trochim, 2005) and the number of independent variables (k) in one's model (Toothaker & Miller, 1996; Walker, 1940; Yu, 1997).
Thus, the emission of light joins vibration in providing for our stationary non-metallic solid the only degrees of freedom to which it can ever have access.
2] degrees of freedom, and noncentrality parameters [[lambda].
Using a 2 x 5 contingency table allowed for four degrees of freedom, which set the alpha critical at 9.
Response to periodic dynamic loadings and impulse loads are also discussed, as are two degrees of freedom linear system response methods and free vibration of multiple degrees of freedom.
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The introductory chapter addresses dynamic response, formulation of the equation of motion, dynamic degrees of freedom, modeling, analysis, and testing.