Deep Learning Approaches to Grasp Synthesis: A Review [article]

Rhys Newbury, Morris Gu, Lachlan Chumbley, Arsalan Mousavian, Clemens Eppner, Jürgen Leitner, Jeannette Bohg, Antonio Morales, Tamim Asfour, Danica Kragic, Dieter Fox, Akansel Cosgun
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Grasping is the process of picking an object by applying forces and torques at a set of contacts. Recent advances in deep-learning methods have allowed rapid progress in robotic object grasping. We systematically surveyed the publications over the last decade, with a particular interest in grasping an object using all 6 degrees of freedom of the end-effector pose. Our review found four common methodologies for robotic grasping: sampling-based approaches, direct regression, reinforcement
more » ... , and exemplar approaches. Furthermore, we found two 'supporting methods' around grasping that use deep-learning to support the grasping process, shape approximation, and affordances. We have distilled the publications found in this systematic review (85 papers) into ten key takeaways we consider crucial for future robotic grasping and manipulation research. An online version of the survey is available at
arXiv:2207.02556v1 fatcat:xw77crimuzhu5dvxpoiizjhpx4