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3-D Object Reconstruction of Symmetric Objects by Fusing Visual and Tactile Sensing

2013

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In this work, we propose to reconstruct a complete 3-D model of an unknown object by fusion of visual and tactile information while the object is grasped. Assuming the object is symmetric, a first hypothesis of its complete 3-D shape is generated. A grasp is executed on the object with a robotic manipulator equipped with tactile sensors. Given the detected contacts between the fingers and the object, the initial full object model including the symmetry parameters can be refined. This refined model will then allow the planning of more complex manipulation tasks. The main contribution of this work is an optimal estimation approach for the fusion of visual and tactile data applying the constraint of object symmetry. The fusion is formulated as a state estimation problem and solved with an iterative extended Kalman filter. The approach is validated experimentally using both artificial and real data from two different robotic platforms.

Author(s): Illonen, J. and Bohg, J. and Kyrki, V.
Journal: The International Journal of Robotics Research
Volume: 33
Number (issue): 2
Pages: 321-341
Year: 2013
Month: October
Publisher: Sage

Department(s): Autonomous Motion
Research Project(s): Interactive Perception
Bibtex Type: Article (article)
Paper Type: Journal

DOI: 10.1177/0278364913497816

Links: Web

BibTex

@article{Illonen_IJRR_2013,
  title = {3-D Object Reconstruction of Symmetric Objects by Fusing Visual and Tactile Sensing},
  author = {Illonen, J. and Bohg, J. and Kyrki, V.},
  journal = {The International Journal of Robotics Research},
  volume = {33},
  number = {2},
  pages = {321-341},
  publisher = {Sage},
  month = oct,
  year = {2013},
  month_numeric = {10}
}