Robot Grasping in a Heavily Cluttered Environment

Robot Grasping in a Heavily Cluttered Environment

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) student Dongwon Son has recently published interesting research about reactive grasping in a heavily cluttered environment in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Reactive robot grasping in a Heavily cluttered environment. Courtesy of Samsung Research and Dongwon Son. This study proposed a closed-loop framework for predicting the six-degree-of-freedom (dof) grasp in a heavily cluttered environment using vision observations. prediction results in robot grasping. Courtesy of Samsung Research and Dongwon Son. Experimental results on a robot in an environment with a lot of clutter showed that the grasping success rate had improved quantitatively compared…
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3D-Printed Grippers for Robots That Grip Almost Anything

3D-Printed Grippers for Robots That Grip Almost Anything

University of Washington researchers developed a method for making 3D-printed grippers for robots that are capable of grabbing almost anything.  3D-printed grippers that can grasp almost any object Their method involves an algorithm that can design a 3D-printable passive gripper based on the target object and its position and then calculates the best path to pick it up without collisions.  The University of Washington researchers developed an algorithm that can design a 3D-printable passive gripper to grip almost any object. Tests were performed on 22 objects with challenging shapes, including a 3D-printed bunny, a wedge-shaped doorstop, a tennis ball, and…
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