Reducing Uncertainty Using Placement and Regrasp Planning on a Triangular Corner Fixture
preprintposted on 27.09.2021, 21:16 by Zhengtao Hu, Weiwei WanWeiwei Wan, Keisuke Koyama, Kensuke HaradaKensuke Harada
This paper presented an regrasp planning method to eliminate grasp uncertainty while considering the geometric constraints of a fixture. The method automatically finds the Stable Placement Poses (SPPs) of an object on a Triangular Corner Fixture (TCF), elevates the object from its SPPs to dropping poses and finds the Deterministic Dropping Poses (DDPs), builds regrasp graphs by using the SPP-DDP pairs and their associated grasp configurations, and searches the graph to find regrasp motion sequences for precise assembly. Since the SPPs and their associated regrasps are constrained by the TCF's geometry and have high precision, the final object poses regrasped via it has low uncertainty and can be directly used for assembly by position control. In the experimental section, we study the performance of analytical and learning-based methods for estimating the DDPs of different objects and quantitatively examine the proposed method's ability to suppress uncertainty using assembly tasks like peg-in-hole insertion and sheathing tubes, aligning holes, mounting bearing housings, etc. The results demonstrate the method's robustness and efficacy.