Fast Factory

Mobile manipulators have brought a new level of flexibility to traditional automation tasks such as tabletop manipulation, but are not yet capable of the same speed and reliability as industrial automation. We present approaches to 3D perception and manipulator motion planning that enable a general purpose robotic platform to recognize and manipulate a variety of objects at a rate of one pick-and-place operation every 6.7 s, and work with a conveyor belt carrying objects at a speed of 33cm/s.

Related Publications

  • Perecption and Motion Planning for Pick-and-Place Dynamic Objects
    A. Cowley and B. Cohen and W. Marshall and C. J. Taylor and M. Likhachev
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, November 2013
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