Parallel approaches for singular value decomposition as applied to robotic manipulator Jacobians
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The system of equations that govern kinematically redundant robotic manipulators is commonly solved by finding the singular value decomposition (SVD) of the corresponding Jacobian matrix. This can require a considerable amount of time to compute, thus a parallel SVD algorithm reducing execution time is sought. The approach employed here lends itself to parallelization by using Givens rotations and information from previous decompositions. The key contribution of this research is the presentation and implementation of parallel SVD algorithms to compute the SVD for a set of Jacobians that represent ...