Probabilistic representation of 3D object shape by in-hand exploration

Diego R. Faria, Ricardo Martins, Jorge Lobo, Jorge Dias

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Abstract

This work presents a representation of 3D object shape using a probabilistic volumetric map derived from in-hand exploration. The exploratory procedure is based on contour following through the fingertip movements on the object surface. We first consider the simple case of having single hand exploration of a static object. The cumulative pose data provides a 3D point cloud that is quantized to the probabilistic volumetric map. For each voxel we have a probability distribution for the occupancy percentage. This is then extended to in-hand exploration of non-static objects. Since the object is moving during the in-hand exploration, and we also consider the use of the other hand for re-grasping, object pose has to be tracked. By keeping track of object motion we can register data to the initial pose to build a consistent object representation. An object centered representation is implemented using the computed object center of mass to define its frame of reference. Results are presented for in-hand exploration of both static and non-static objects that show that valid models can be obtained. The 3D object probabilistic representation can be used in several applications related with grasp generation tasks.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings
Pages1560-1565
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 18 Oct 201022 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period18/10/1022/10/10

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