09 Dec '16, 8pm

Video Friday: Cybathlon Highlights, Design Your Own Drone, and Buildings Printed by Robots

This work presents a complete pipeline for folding a pile of clothes using a dual-armed robot. This is a challenging task both from the viewpoint of machine vision and robotic manipulation. The presented pipeline is comprised of the following parts: isolating and picking up a single garment from a pile of crumpled garments, recognizing its category, unfolding the garment using a series of manipulations performed in the air, placing the garment roughly flat on a work table, spreading it, and, finally, folding it in several steps. The pile is segmented into separate garments using color and texture information, and the ideal grasping point is selected based on the features computed from a depth map. The recognition and unfolding of the hanging garment are performed in an active manner, utilizing the framework of active random forests to detect grasp points, while optimizing ...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hard...

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spectrum.ieee.org 10 Dec '16, 2pm

This work presents a complete pipeline for folding a pile of clothes using a dual-armed robot. This is a challenging task ...

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Military Robots News & Articles - IEEE Spectrum

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spectrum.ieee.org 11 Dec '16, 12am

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