Giving robots a faster grasp: An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects, for picking and sorting, or tool use

ScienceDaily | Oct 17, 2019 at 5:01 PM
  • But for a robot — say, one that’s sorting through a bin of objects and attempting to get a good grasp on one of them — this is a computationally taxing maneuver.
  • Rodriguez’ co-authors are lead author Nikhil Chavan-Dafle, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, and Rachel Holladay, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science.
  • The team’s algorithm calculates a motion cone for different possible configurations between a robotic gripper, an object that it is holding, and the environment against which it is pushing.