Grasping is one of the most fundamental and challenging tasks in robotics. Applications range from space missions (e.g., collection of rock samples) to industrial automation. In this work, we use a camera mounted on the end-effector of a manipulator to grasp an unknown object in the workspace. A novel deformable contour model is used to determine plausible grasp axes of the target object. Potential grasp point pairs are generated, ranked based upon measurements taken from the contour, and a vision-guided grasp of the object using the highest ranked grasp point pair is executed. Several experimental results are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings-IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|State||Published - Apr 2000|