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KINEMATICS is the study of the motion of a body or body segment without reference to the forces that act on the system. The kinematics of a body can be described by:

POSE - Position and attitude (or orientation) at a given instant.

DISPLACEMENT - Translation and rotation from one pose to another.

VELOCITY - Linear and/or angular changes in displacement with respect to time.

ACCELERATION - Linear and/or angular changes in velocity with respect to time.