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## What is a coordinate system in robotics?

A coordinate system defines a plane or space by axes from a fixed point called the origin. Robot targets and positions are located by measurements along the axes of coordinate systems. A robot uses several coordinate systems, each suitable for specific types of jogging or programming.

### What are the types of coordinate systems used in robotics?

There are various coordinate system in industrial robot which follow any of the three coordinate system & widely used among it is Cartesian coordinate system. The coordinate system used in industrial robots are Robroot, World coordinate system, Tool Coordinate System, Flange coordinate system & Base coordinate system.

**How do you classify robots by coordinate system?**

Industrial robots commonly have four or six axes. Cartesian – These are also called rectilinear or gantry robots. Cartesian robots have three linear joints that use the Cartesian coordinate system (X, Y, and Z). They also may have an attached wrist to allow for rotational movement.

**What are the coordinate system used by industrial robots?**

Cartesian robots, which are also called linear robots or gantry robots, are industrial robots that work on three linear axes that use the Cartesian Coordinate system (X, Y, and Z), meaning they move in straight lines on 3-axis (up and down, in and out, and side to side).

## What robot coordinate system moves the robot tool in a linear motion?

A Cartesian coordinate robot (also called linear robot) is an industrial robot whose three principal axes of control are linear (i.e. they move in a straight line rather than rotate) and are at right angles to each other.

### What is the user coordinate system?

The user coordinate system (UCS) establishes the location and orientation of a movable Cartesian coordinate system. The UCS is an essential tool for many precision operations. By default, the UCS icon appears in the lower-left corner of the drawing area for the current model viewport.

**Which robot uses XYZ coordinate system?**

**How does coordinate system work?**

Most coordinate systems use two numbers, a coordinate, to identify the location of a point. Each of these numbers indicates the distance between the point and some fixed reference point, called the origin. The first number, known as the X value, indicates how far left or right the point is from the origin.

## What are XY and Z coordinates?

The three coordinate axes determine the three coordinate planes illustrated in Figure 3(a). The xy-plane is the plane that contains the x- and y-axes; the yz-plane contains the y- and z-axes; the xz-plane contains the x- and z-axes. These three coordinate planes divide space into eight parts, called octants.

### What is coordinate system in CAD?

CAD coordinate systems such as UCS and WCS describe points relative to the object being modeled, not relative to a location on the surface of the Earth. GIS coordinate systems, on the other hand, describe locations on the surface of the earth.

**What are the two main classification of robots?**

SCARA Robots: SCARA stands for Selective Compliance Arm for Robotic Assembly. This type of robot has two parallel revolute joints. They are used for assembly purposes all over the world. Articulated Robots: These are robots with a wide range of movements that include forward, backward, upward and downward motion.

**What is a robot coordinate system used for?**

These coordinate systems are used for the realization of several control functions, including off-line programming, program adjustment, coordination of the motion of several robots or a robot and additional servodrives, jogging motion, copy of programs from one robot to another, etc.

## What is the tool coordinate system?

The tool coordinate system refers to the wrist coordinate system, defined at the mounting flange on the wrist of the robot. The tool mounted on the mounting flange of the robot often requires its own coordinate system to enable the definition of its TCP, which is the origin of the tool coordinate system (Fig. 5, a ).

### What is the difference between user coordinate system and object coordinate system?

The user coordinate system is defined based on the world coordinate system (Fig. 8). Object coordinate system is a coordinate system targeted to an object. Normally the user coordinate system is used to get different coordinate systems for different fixtures or working surfaces.

**What is the base coordinate system?**

Base coordinate system is linked to the mounting base and stationary base of a robot. In a simple application, programming can be done in the base coordinate system; here the z-axis is coincident with axis 1 of the robot (Fig. 6). In this case: