Parts Orienting by Push-Aligning

Srinivas Akella and Matthew T. Mason
1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 1995, pp. 414--420.


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Abstract
Programmable parts orienting is an important capability for flexible automation systems. Here we study how a part grasped in an unknown orientation by a force-controlled robot can be oriented by a sequence of push-align actions against a wall followed by sensor measurements of the distance from the grasp point to the wall. This paper concentrates on three issues: planning a sequence of actions to orient a part, exploring design changes that enable the part to be oriented in fewer steps, and the effect of shape uncertainty, due to manufacturing tolerances, on part orientability.

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Srinivas Akella and Matthew T. Mason, "Parts Orienting by Push-Aligning," 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 1995, pp. 414--420.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Akella_1995_1498,
   author = "Srinivas Akella and Matthew T. Mason",
   title = "Parts Orienting by Push-Aligning",
   booktitle = "1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation",
   pages = "414--420",
   month = "May",
   year = "1995",
   volume = "1",
}