Robotic arms can precisely position objects in space. This enables robots to do complex assembly tasks in factory settings where position of all objects is precisely known. However, in home environments, where the configuration of objects is constantly changing, this is still an open problem. Recent methods from computer vision enable to determine position and orientation of objects in the scene. This opens up possibilities to do assembly tasks in home environments and in collaboration with humans. Current methods rely on the facts that objects are fully visible and that the scene is static. However, when working with big objects or in collaboration with humans these assumptions are not valid anymore. The goal of this project is to investigate possibilities to overcome these issues. State-of-the-art methods need to be extended to work in a closed loop setting and to cases when objects are only partially visible.
IDEA League Student Grant (IDL)
CLS Student Project (MPG ETH CLS)
ETH Organization's Labels (ETHZ)
Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Engineering and Technology
EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne