Learning task manifolds for constrained object manipulation

Miao Li, Kenji Tahara, Aude Billard

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Reliable physical interaction is essential for many important challenges in robotic manipulation. In this paper, we consider Constrained Object Manipulations tasks (COM), i.e. tasks for which constraints are imposed on the grasped object rather than on the robot’s configuration. To enable robust physical interaction with the environment, this paper presents a manifold learning approach to encode the COM task as a vector field. This representation enables an intuitive task-consistent adaptation based on an object-level impedance controller. Simulations and experimental evaluations demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach for several typical COM tasks, including dexterous manipulation and contour following.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-174
Number of pages16
JournalAutonomous Robots
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence


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