# 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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Whether an experimenter uses parametric or nonparametric tests, reporting degrees of freedom for every test allows a reader to track how a given statistical test was used and reported.
4 watts each can be simultaneously and wirelessly charged at a 50 cm distance from the transmitter with six degrees of freedom, regardless of the devices' three-axes positions and directions.
The paper demonstrates that a state is factorizable in the Hilbert space corresponding to some choice of degrees of freedom, and that this same state becomes entangled for a different choice of degrees of freedom.
Authors who have tried to be more specific have defined degrees of freedom in relation to sample size (Trochim, 2005; Weinbach & Grinnell, 2004), cell size (Salkind, 2004), the number of relationships in the data (Walker, 1940), and the difference in dimensionalities of the parameter spaces (Good, 1973).
The first degrees of freedom that we shall introduce are found in the vibration of the atoms about their absolute location, such that there is no net displacement of the atoms over time.
The coverage factor k for 9 degrees of freedom based on Student's t-distribution for "about 95%" confidence interval is 2.
The rule for averaging variances (square root of the ratio between the sum of the squared SDs, each multiplied by its degrees of freedom, and the total number of degrees of freedom) was applied.
The two degrees of freedom in movement can be actuated independently or concurrently.
32 (the degrees of freedom was 30; p value was greater than .
aligning a laser beam to a detector) requires only two degrees of freedom and can be accomplished with two linear adjustments (y and z), two angular adjustments ([theta]y and [theta]z), or one angular and one linear adjustment (y and [theta]y or z and [theta]z).
IP Landscape lets clients understand their degrees of freedom to operate, helping to avoid costly mistakes", said Nuhn.

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