##### Asked by: Patrocinio Schlechter

asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th June, 2020# What are the 6 degrees of freedom in engineering?

**Six degrees of freedom**(6DOF) refers to the specific number of axes that a rigid body is able to freely move in three-dimensional space. Specifically, the body can move in three dimensions, on the X, Y and Z axes, as well as change orientation between those axes though rotation usually called pitch, yaw and roll.

Then, what is meant by 6 degrees of freedom?

**Six degrees of freedom** (6DoF) refers to the **freedom** of movement of a rigid body in three-dimensional space. Specifically, the body is free to move forward/backward, up/down, left/right (translation in three perpendicular axes) combined with rotation about three perpendicular axes, often termed pitch, yaw, and roll.

Beside above, what are the types of degrees of freedom? There are six total **degrees of freedom**. Three correspond to rotational movement around the x, y, and z axes, commonly termed pitch, yaw, and roll. The other three correspond to translational movement along those axes, which can be thought of as moving forward or backward, moving left or right, and moving up or down.

One may also ask, what are degrees of freedom in engineering?

**Degrees of freedom**, in a mechanics context, are specific, defined modes in which a mechanical device or system can move. The number of **degrees of freedom** is equal to the total number of independent displacements or aspects of motion. The term is widely used to define the motion capabilities of robots.

What is the maximum degree of freedom?

The number of variables required define the motion of a body is called **degree of freedom**. For example consider a body in space, it has rotary and translation in x-direction, similarly y-direction, similarly in z-direction. so any body in space has **maximum** of 6 **degree of freedom**.