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dc.contributor.authorCauso, Alberten_US
dc.contributor.authorChong, Zheng-Haoen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuxman, Ramamoorthyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKok, Yuan Yiken_US
dc.contributor.authorYi, Zhaoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPang, Wee-Chingen_US
dc.contributor.authorRen, Meixuanen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeoh, Yee Sengen_US
dc.contributor.authorJing, Wuen_US
dc.contributor.authorTju, Hendra Suratnoen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, I-Mingen_US
dc.identifier.citationCauso, A., Chong, Z.-H., Luxman, R., Kok, Y. Y., Yi, Z., Pang, W.-C., . . . Chen, I.-M. (2018). A robust robot design for item picking. Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 7421-7426. doi:10.1109/ICRA.2018.8461057en_US
dc.description.abstractIn order to build a stable and reliable system for the Amazon Robotics Challenge we went through a detailed study of the performance and system requirements based on the rules and our past experience of the challenge. The challenge was to build a robot that integrates grasping, vision, motion planning, among others, to be able to pick items from a shelf to specific order boxes. This paper presents the development process including component selection, module designs, and deployment. The resulting robot system has dual 6 degrees of freedom industrial arms mounted on fixed bases, which in turn are mounted on a calibrated table. The robot works with a custom-designed top-open extendable shelf. The vision system uses multiple stereo cameras mounted on a fixed calibrated frame. Feature-based comparison and machine-learning based matching are used to identify and determine item pose. The gripper system uses suction cup and the grasping strategy is pick from the top. Error recovery strategies were also implemented to ensure robust performance. During the competition, the robot was able to pick all target items with the shortest amount of time.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNRF (Natl Research Foundation, S’pore)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipASTAR (Agency for Sci., Tech. and Research, S’pore)en_US
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dc.subjectEngineering::Mechanical engineering::Robotsen_US
dc.titleA robust robot design for item pickingen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)en_US
dc.contributor.researchRobotics Research Centreen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsRobot Vision Systemsen_US
dc.citation.conferencelocationBrisbane, QLD, Australiaen_US
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