Sensing requirements for robotic assembly from an analysis of critical contact transitions uri icon

Abstract

  • This paper presents a method for determining sensing requirements for robotic assembly from an analysis of critical contact-state transitions produced among mating parts during the execution of nominal assembly plans. The goal is to support the reduction of real-life uncertainty through the recognition of assembly tasks that require force and visual feedback operations. The assembly tasks are decomposed into assembly skill primitives based on transitions described on a taxonomy of contact relations. Force feedback operations are described as a set of force compliance skills which are systematically associated to the assembly skill primitives. To determine the visual feedback operations and the type of visual information needed, a backward propagation process of geometrical constraints is used. This process defines new visual feedback requirements for the tasks from the discovery of direct, and indirect, insertion and contact dependencies among the mating parts.

Publication date

  • November 24, 2003