Feature Sensing and Robotic Grasping of Objects with Uncertain Information: A Review

Chao Wang, Xuehe Zhang, Xizhe Zang, Yubin Liu, Guanwen Ding, Wenxin Yin, Jie Zhao
2020 Sensors  
As there come to be more applications of intelligent robots, their task object is becoming more varied. However, it is still a challenge for a robot to handle unfamiliar objects. We review the recent work on the feature sensing and robotic grasping of objects with uncertain information. In particular, we focus on how the robot perceives the features of an object, so as to reduce the uncertainty of objects, and how the robot completes object grasping through the learning-based approach when the
more » ... raditional approach fails. The uncertain information is classified into geometric information and physical information. Based on the type of uncertain information, the object is further classified into three categories, which are geometric-uncertain objects, physical-uncertain objects, and unknown objects. Furthermore, the approaches to the feature sensing and robotic grasping of these objects are presented based on the varied characteristics of each type of object. Finally, we summarize the reviewed approaches for uncertain objects and provide some interesting issues to be more investigated in the future. It is found that the object's features, such as material and compactness, are difficult to be sensed, and the object grasping approach based on learning networks plays a more important role when the unknown degree of the task object increases.
doi:10.3390/s20133707 pmid:32630755 pmcid:PMC7374444 fatcat:rcgkqwlgqrdv7h5mhovv5m5xdu