A Robotic System for Autonomous Grasping and Manipulation

  • Mingu KwonEmail author
  • Dandan Zhou
  • Shuo Liu
  • Hao Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 816)


A robotic system that consists of only a gripper can be utilized for certain applications such as supporting disabled people. However, with a robot manipulator introduced into the system, it can achieve far more tasks such as automation of manufacturing and logistics processes. The autonomous track of the IROS2016 Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competition was designed to bring a robotic system into ordinary everyday tasks involving grasping and manipulation. The main objective of this paper is the evaluation of the autonomous robotic system by comparing the performance against manual human-interacted system in terms of intelligence and robustness.

We used UR5, Dora-Hand2 and Realsense SR300 to build an autonomous system for grasping and manipulation. The system has been evaluated by performing ten manipulation tasks and a pick-and-place task. The overall performance was below the manual system. However, for the tasks that involved repetitive motion, the automated system out-performed the manual system.


Manipulation Pick and Place Grasp planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dorabot Inc.ShenzhenChina
  2. 2.University of California MercedMercedUSA

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