Whole-Body Geometric Retargeting for Humanoid Robots [article]

Kourosh Darvish, Yeshasvi Tirupachuri, Giulio Romualdi, Lorenzo Rapetti, Diego Ferigo, Francisco Javier Andrade Chavez, Daniele Pucci
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Humanoid robot teleoperation allows humans to integrate their cognitive capabilities with the apparatus to perform tasks that need high strength, manoeuvrability and dexterity. This paper presents a framework for teleoperation of humanoid robots using a novel approach for motion retargeting through inverse kinematics over the robot model. The proposed method enhances scalability for retargeting, i.e., it allows teleoperating different robots by different human users with minimal changes to the
more » ... roposed system. Our framework enables an intuitive and natural interaction between the human operator and the humanoid robot at the configuration space level. We validate our approach by demonstrating whole-body retargeting with multiple robot models. Furthermore, we present experimental validation through teleoperation experiments using two state-of-the-art whole-body controllers for humanoid robots.
arXiv:1909.10080v1 fatcat:3mnuh5xgh5gaxc4pycwipgrb2e