What are Singularities in a Six-Axis Robot Arm?
By Ilian Bonev, Ph.D., Eng. If you intend to use a six-axis robot arm, such as Mecademic's Meca500, the example featured in this tutorial, you will probably need to do more than just position and orient the robot end-effector in various poses. You will likely also need the end-effector to follow prescribed paths as in gluing, or when inserting a pin. If this is the case, then you must learn about robot singularities, because these special configurations will often impede the Cartesian movements of your robot end-effector. You must therefore know how to keep away from robot singularities by properly