Progress in Nonprehensile Manipulation

Matthew T. Mason
International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 18, No. 11, November, 1999, pp. 1129-1141.


Abstract
This paper reviews my recent research in robotic manipulation and speculates on potentially fruitful directions for future work. My recent work is focused on nonprehensile manipulation: manipulating objects without grasping them. In particular, the paper surveys work on a single joint robot that orients parts on a conveyor belt; a robot that uses dynamics to snatch, roll, or throw objects; hitting things to position them; manipulating things whose shapes are not completely known; and integration of manipulation with locomotion. In the future, a broad view of robotics will allow us to focus on fundamental principles and at the same time address a variety of new applications.

Notes
Number of pages: 13

Text Reference
Matthew T. Mason, "Progress in Nonprehensile Manipulation," International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 18, No. 11, November, 1999, pp. 1129-1141.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Mason_1999_3844,
   author = "Matthew T. Mason",
   title = "Progress in Nonprehensile Manipulation",
   journal = "International Journal of Robotics Research",
   pages = "1129-1141",
   publisher = "Sage Science Press",
   address = "Thousand Oaks, CA",
   month = "November",
   year = "1999",
   volume = "18",
   number = "11",
}