A method is presented to order (n) recursively invert the Jacobian matrix for a serial n-link manipulator. By realizing that the Jacobian relationship involving accelerations is a special case for the forward dynamics problem, it is possible to obtain the Jacobian inverse by directly applying G. Rodriguez' IEEE J. Robot. Autom., vol. RA-3, no. 6, pp. 624-639, Dec. 1987) recursive forward dynamics algorithm. In this technique, the n-link robot equation is formulated as a spatially recursive algorithm in the form of a filtering and smoothing problem. To compute the Jacobian inverse via this algorithm, the n-link manipulator is modeled with only a unit end-point mass and zero applied torques.