ROS-based Toolbox for Motor Parameter Identification of Robotic Manipulators


For many applications, a precise knowledge of the model of the robot is necessary for accurate and stable control. However, it is not always feasible or desirable to perform from scratch an in-depth study of the robot model, especially if it is not an element of concern for the respective application. In this article we present a methodology for identifying motor parameters of a robotic manipulator. We discuss the mathematical model and introduce an extensible toolbox with velocity-control based methodology for a fast identification of individual motor parameters. The results show that we can identify individual parameters even for joints that are commercialised as of the same type.