A heuristic approach to the inverse differential kinematics problem
Inversion of the kinematics of manipulators is one of the central problems in the field of robot arm control. The iterative use of inverse differential kinematics is a popular method of solving this task. Normally the solution of the problem requires a complex mathematical apparatus. It involves methods for solving equation systems as well as algorithms for optimization. In this paper we introduce a naïve heuristic method which works without the need for complex mathematical algorithms. This method forms a simple basis for the more sophisticated control procedures of our robot manipulator (JANUS).