degrees of freedom
  • The manners in which a system or component can move in space.
  • The manners in which a robotic manipulator or its components can move. A robotic manipulator with six degrees of freedom would have three in the arm and three in the wrist: vertical movement, radial traverse, rotational traverse, wrist pitch, wrist roll, and wrist yaw. Also called robot degrees of freedom.
  • acronym DOF

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