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Proprioceptive Inference for Dual-Arm Grasping of Bulky Objects Using RoboSimian

Burkhardt, Matt and Karumanchi, Sisir and Edelberg, Kyle and Burdick, Joel W. and Backes, Paul (2018) Proprioceptive Inference for Dual-Arm Grasping of Bulky Objects Using RoboSimian. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 4049-4056. ISBN 978-1-5386-3081-5.

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This work demonstrates dual-arm lifting of bulky objects based on inferred object properties (center of mass (COM) location, weight, and shape) using proprioception (i.e. force torque measurements). Data-driven Bayesian models describe these quantities, which enables subsequent behaviors to depend on confidence of the learned models. Experiments were conducted using the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) RoboSimian to lift a variety of cumbersome objects ranging in mass from 7kg to 25kg. The position of a supporting second manipulator was determined using a particle set and heuristics that were derived from inferred object properties. The supporting manipulator decreased the initial manipulator's load and distributed the wrench load more equitably across each manipulator, for each bulky object. Knowledge of the objects came from pure proprioception (i.e. without reliance on vision or other exteroceptive sensors) throughout the experiments.

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Additional Information:© 2018 IEEE. The research described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This research was sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory and was accomplished under Cooperative Agreement Number W911NF-10-2-0016. © 2017 California Institute of Technology. Government sponsorship acknowledged. In addition, this work was partially supported by a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF).
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Official Citation:M. Burkhardt, S. Karumanchi, K. Edelberg, J. W. Burdick and P. Backes, "Proprioceptive Inference for Dual-Arm Grasping of Bulky Objects Using RoboSimian," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia, 2018, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2018.8460776
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