, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 1-20
Date: 15 Apr 2011

Data-driven grasping

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This paper propose a novel framework for a data driven grasp planner that indexes partial sensor data into a database of 3D models with known grasps and transfers grasps from those models to novel objects. We show how to construct such a database and also demonstrate multiple methods for matching into it, aligning the matched models with the known sensor data of the object to be grasped, and selecting an appropriate grasp to use. Our approach is experimentally validated in both simulated trials and trials with robots.

This work was funded in part by NIH BRP grant 1RO1 NS 050256-01A2 and a Google research grant. We would like to thank Siddhartha Srinivasan, Dmitry Berenson and Mehmet Dogar from Intel Pittsburgh Lab for their help in providing access to the HERB system.