Representation of manipulation-relevant object properties and actions for surprise-driven exploration

S. Petsch, D. Burschka
2011 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
We propose a framework for the sensor-based estimation of manipulation-relevant object properties and the abstraction of known actions in a learning setup from the observation of humans. The descriptors consists of an objectcentric representation of manipulation constraints and a scenespecific action graph. The graph spans between the typical places, where objects are placed. This framework allows to abstract the strongly varying actions of a human operator and to monitor unexpected new
more » ... that require a modification of the knowledge stored in the system. The usage of an abstract, object-centric structure enables not only the application of knowledge in the same situation, but also the transfer to similar environments. Furthermore, the information can be derived from different sensing modalities. The proposed system builds up the representation of manipulation-relevant properties and actions. The properties, which are directly related to the object, are stored in the Object Container. The Functionality Map links the actions with the typical action areas in the environment. We present experimental results on real human actions, showing the quality of the results, that can be obtained with our system.
doi:10.1109/iros.2011.6048458 fatcat:moubr3kl4vb4rcphnqdfr3jvlq