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Manipulating deformable linear objects: sensor-based fast manipulation during vibration

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2 Author(s)
Shigang Yue ; Informatics Fac., Kaiserslautern Univ., Germany ; Henrich, D.

It is difficult for robots to handle a vibrating deformable object. Even for human beings it is a high-risk operation to, for example, insert a vibrating linear object into a small hole. However, fast manipulation using a robot arm is not just a dream; it may be achieved if some important features of the vibration are detected online. We present an approach for fast manipulation using a force/torque sensor mounted on the robot's wrist. A template matching method is employed to recognize the vibrational phase of the deformable objects. Therefore, a fast manipulation can be performed with a high success rate, even if there is acute vibration. Experiments inserting a deformable object into a hole are conducted to test the presented method. Results demonstrate that the presented sensor-based online fast manipulation is feasible

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Robotics and Automation, 2002. Proceedings. ICRA '02. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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2002