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angle2rod

Convert rotation angles to Euler-Rodrigues vector

Description

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rod=angle2rod(R1,R2,R3) function converts the rotation described by the three rotation angles, R1, R2, and R3, into an M-by-3 Euler-Rodrigues matrix, rod.

rod=angle2rod(R1,R2,R3,S) function converts the rotation described by the three rotation angles and a rotation sequence, S, into an M-by-3 Euler-Rodrigues array, rod, that contains the M Rodrigues vector.

Examples

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Determine the Rodrigues vector from rotation angles.

yaw = 0.7854;
pitch = 0.1;
roll = 0;
r = angle2rod(yaw,pitch,roll)
r =

-0.0207    0.0500    0.4142

Determine the Rodrigues vectors from multiple rotation angles.

yaw = [0.7854 0.5];
pitch = [0.1 0.3];
roll = [0 0.1];
r = angle2rod(pitch,roll,yaw,'YXZ')
r =

0.0207    0.0500    0.4142
0.0885    0.1381    0.2473

Input Arguments

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First rotation angle, in radians, from which to determine Euler-Rodrigues vector. Values must be real.

Data Types: double | single

Second rotation angle, in radians, from which to determine Euler-Rodrigues vector. Values must be real.

Data Types: double | single

Third rotation angle, in radians, from which to determine Euler-Rodrigues vector. Values must be real.

Data Types: double | single

Rotation sequence. For the default rotation sequence, ZYX, the rotation angle order is:

• R1 — z-axis rotation

• R2 — y-axis rotation

• R3 — x-axis rotation

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Euler-Rodrigues vector determined from rotation angles.

Algorithms

An Euler-Rodrigues vector $\stackrel{⇀}{b}$ represents a rotation by integrating a direction cosine of a rotation axis with the tangent of half the rotation angle as follows:

$\stackrel{\to }{b}=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}{b}_{x}& {b}_{y}& {b}_{z}\end{array}\right]$

where:

$\begin{array}{l}{b}_{x}=\mathrm{tan}\left(\frac{1}{2}\theta \right){s}_{x},\\ {b}_{y}=\mathrm{tan}\left(\frac{1}{2}\theta \right){s}_{y},\\ {b}_{z}=\mathrm{tan}\left(\frac{1}{2}\theta \right){s}_{z}\end{array}$

are the Rodrigues parameters. Vector $\stackrel{⇀}{s}$ represents a unit vector around which the rotation is performed. Due to the tangent, the rotation vector is indeterminate when the rotation angle equals ±pi radians or ±180 deg. Values can be negative or positive.

 Dai, J.S. "Euler-Rodrigues formula variations, quaternion conjugation and intrinsic connections." Mechanism and Machine Theory, 92, 144-152. Elsevier, 2015.

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