## Deriving the Manipulator Equations from the Euler-Lagrange Equation

The equations of motion for a robot manipulator and their relationship to the Euler-Lagrange equation are well known in the field of robotics, and yet I was unable to find a single source that provides the derivation. I suppose it’s one of those “the solution is trivial and is left as an exercise to the reader” situations. As such, I’m providing one here for dummies like me who need it spelled out step-by-step....