Determining Grasp Configurations using Photometric Stereo and the PRISM Binocular Stereo System

Katsushi Ikeuchi, H. Keith Nishihara, Berthold K.P. Horn, Patrick Sobalvarro, and Shigemi Nagata
The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1986, pp. 46 - 65.


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Abstract
This paper describes a system which locates and grasps parts from a pile. The system uses photometric stereo and binocular stereo as vision input tools. Photometric stereo is used to make surface orientation measurements. With this information the camera field is segmented into isolated regions of a continuous smooth surface. One of these regions is then selected as the target region. The attitude of the physical object associated with the target region is determined by histograming surface orientations over that region and comparing them with stored histograms obtainedfrom prototypical objects. Range information, not available from photometric stereo, is obtained by the PRISM binocular stereo system. A collision-free grasp configuration is computed and executed using the attitude and range data.

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Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center

Text Reference
Katsushi Ikeuchi, H. Keith Nishihara, Berthold K.P. Horn, Patrick Sobalvarro, and Shigemi Nagata, "Determining Grasp Configurations using Photometric Stereo and the PRISM Binocular Stereo System," The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1986, pp. 46 - 65.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Ikeuchi_1986_4221,
   author = "Katsushi Ikeuchi and H. Keith Nishihara and Berthold K.P. Horn and Patrick Sobalvarro and Shigemi Nagata",
   title = "Determining Grasp Configurations using Photometric Stereo and the PRISM Binocular Stereo System",
   journal = "The International Journal of Robotics Research",
   pages = "46 - 65",
   year = "1986",
   volume = "5",
   number = "1",
}