Point cloud based dynamical system modulation for reactive avoidance of convex and concave obstacles

Matteo Saveriano, Dongheui Lee

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Abstract

The ability of the robot to avoid undesired collisions with humans and objects in its workspace is of importance in the field of human-robot interaction. In this paper, we propose an algorithm which allows the robot to avoid obstacles and to reach the assigned goal as long as the goal does not lie within obstacles. For this purpose, dynamical system modulation approach is adopted which ensures the avoidance of convex and concave obstacles. A modulation matrix can be calculated directly from the point cloud data of obstacles in the scene, without the need of analytical representation of the obstacles. This matrix modulates a generic first order dynamical system, used to generate the goal. In this way we guarantee the obstacles avoidance and the reaching of the goal. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is validated with numerical simulations and experiments on a 7 DOF KUKA light weight arm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNew Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages5380-5387
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 Nov 20138 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period3/11/138/11/13

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