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Are units of force on prismatic joints Newtons?

asked 2014-11-13 14:07:59 -0500

As opposed to newton-meters as shown in the 2.2.3 UI.

In my case I'm using ROS Indigo and I have an EffortJointInterface with a mechanicalReduction of 1. when I echo the state for the position controller it has a command field I believe to be newton-meters when the joint is rotary, but is it newtons for prismatic?

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answered 2014-11-18 13:36:01 -0500

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As long as all other units you use are SI-metric consistent, then yes, it's Newtons :)

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Thanks! I also just did some physics experiments with primatics lifting loads against gravity and confirmed this.

Lucas Walter gravatar imageLucas Walter ( 2014-11-18 16:16:23 -0500 )edit
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