Two Error Models for Calibrating SCARA Robots based on the MDH Model

Xiaolong Li, Hong Hu, Wenhua Ding, H.L. Yuan, R.K. Agarwal, P. Tandon, E.X. Wang
2017 MATEC Web of Conferences  
This paper describes the process of using two error models for calibrating Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) robots based on the modified Denavit-Hartenberg(MDH) model, with the aim of improving the robot's accuracy. One of the error models is the position error model, which uses robot position errors with respect to an accurate robot base frame built before the measurement commenced. The other model is the distance error model, which uses only the robot moving distance to
more » ... e errors. Because calibration requires the end-effector to be accurately measured, a laser tracker was used to measure the robot position and distance errors. After calibrating the robot and, the end-effector locations were measured again compensating the error models' parameters obtained from the calibration. The finding is that the robot's accuracy improved greatly after compensating the calibrated parameters.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/20179508008 fatcat:4ewnkce2vff3jjvte5lyp24bda