Manual quaternion example gives me a different result? What am I missing?

Just in general:
If i try run the example below i have a different result than the manual:
Mine is 1.93185,  0, 0.517638, 0.
Am i making a mistake? Is the example correct? Any input appreciated

  double q1 = sqrt(cos(0.523599)+ 1 + cos(0.523599) +1);
    double q2 = sqrt(cos(0.523599) -1 - cos(0.523599) + 1);
    double q3 = sqrt(1 - cos(0.523599) - cos(0.523599) + 1);
    double q4 = sqrt(cos(0.523599) - cos(0.523599) -1 + 1);


  • k_schmidk_schmid
    edited April 2020
    Closer but that would be [ 0.2588223, 0, 0.9659249, 0 ] in abb notation?
    Abb notation is x, y, z, w?

    The result in the example looks correct (middle  not rotated) unit but how? 
    const robtarget test2_1_l0:=[[-0.52, -30.00, 10.13], [0.9659249, 0, 0.2588223, 0],[-1,0,-1,0], [9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09]];
    const robtarget test2_2_l0:=[[4.18, -29.71, 10.26], [0, 0.2588223, 0, 0.9659249],[-1,0,-1,0], [9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09]]

    The doc doesnt exactly explain the notation?
    The data type orient has the following components:
    Data type: num
    Quaternion 1.
    Data type: num
    Quaternion 2.
    Data type: num
    Quaternion 3.
    Data type: num
    Quaternion 4.

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  • k_schmidk_schmid
    edited April 2020
    Can we just confirm this is  a correct example and the notation?
    Will robotstudio deal with scientific notation like 5.68811e-14? I dont think it did in my quick test.

    The calculator show above is this

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  • graemepaulingraemepaulin New Zealand ✭✭✭
    I think the Euler angles are in the order Z,Y,X.
    As there is a RAPID function EulerZYX which obtains the rotation angles from the quaternions and OrientZYZ that build the quaternions.
  • k_schmidk_schmid
    edited April 2020
    So we think the result is correct?  Or that quaternions are q= [w,Z,Y,X]?Or both :)?
    I am using libigl, a  proven library and have trouble to make any sense of the results in robotstudio

  • Here is the result with EulerZYX
  • With const robtarget test2_1_l0:=[[-0.52, -30.00, 10.13], [0.965926, 0, 0.258819, 0],[-1,0,-1,0], [9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09,9E+09]];
    only y has an angle

  • graemepaulingraemepaulin New Zealand ✭✭✭
    I am not any good at the math involved in this....
    So I went online found a converter which used ZYX for the Euler input and plugged in 30,0,30 - got a completely different result to the manual extract! 
    So had a good look at the diagram of the robot diagram in your extract from the manual it looks like a 30° rotation round the Y axis.
    You plug those numbers into the converter  ( z= 0, y=30, x=0) you get the result shown in the manual.

    What was the manual you got the extract from and I will raise it as a correction?
  • k_schmidk_schmid
    edited April 2020
    Thanks so much, that matches robotstudios result. The example this is page 1152
    3 Data types
    3.37. orient - Orientation
    RobotWare - OS
    ABB Robotics
    Technical reference manual
    RAPID Instructions, Functions and Data types

    I assume there isnt anything else available? No i know howit doesnt work mainly

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  • k_schmidk_schmid
    edited April 2020
    Can somebody confirm  robotstudio has a right-handed coordinate system?

  • k_schmidk_schmid
    edited April 2020
    rotations are in world space? parent space?
    so my coordinate system is z down, right handed , ZYX order...
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