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Kinarm endpoint robot lock

DWQA QuestionsCategory: KINARM End-Point LabKinarm endpoint robot lock
Taruna Yadav asked 6 years ago
Is there a way to lock the endpoint robot in place other than putting the calibration pin? Can it be done through software for a certain time in a trial while a task is running?
2 Answers
Koloman Varady Staff answered 6 years ago
Hi Taruna, You can use the Position Controller block to hold a robot arm in place. If you continuously send the x,y coordinates you want it to stay at, the robot will resist being moved from that location. When you want to allow the robot arm to be moved, you can zero the forces that the Position Controller block outputs. Cheers, Koloman
Taruna Yadav replied 6 years ago

Thank you so much for your answer. I will try that.

Koloman Varady Staff answered 6 years ago
As a warning to anyone reading this, the calibration locking pin is not meant to lock the robot against resistance! Please, don't use it like that. It can't handle it. On the EP robot, it does not even lock the arm against movement away from the subject.