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Grasping individual objects from an unordered pile in a box has been investigated in static scenarios so far. In this paper, we demonstrate bin picking with an anthropomorphic mobile robot. To this end, we extend global navigation techniques by precise local alignment with a transport box. Objects are detected in range images using a shape primitive-based(More)
Grasping individual objects from an unordered pile in a box has been investigated in stationary scenarios so far. In this work, we present a complete system including active object perception and grasp planning for bin picking with a mobile robot. At the core of our approach is an efficient representation of objects as compounds of simple shape and contour(More)
Micro aerial vehicles, such as multirotors, are particularly well suited for the autonomous monitoring, inspection, and surveillance of buildings, e.g., for maintenance or disaster management. Key prerequisites for the fully autonomous operation of micro aerial vehicles are real-time obstacle detection and planning of collision-free trajectories. In this(More)
— Reliably perceiving obstacles and avoiding collisions is key for the fully autonomous application of micro aerial vehicles (MAVs). Limiting factors for increasing autonomy and complexity of MAVs are limited onboard sensing and limited onboard processing power. In this paper, we propose a complete system with a multimodal sensor setup for omnidirectional(More)
Limiting factors for increasing autonomy and complexity of truly autonomous systems (without external sensing and control) are onboard sensing and onboard processing power. In this paper, we propose a hardware setup and processing pipeline that allows a fully autonomous UAV to perceive obstacles in (almost) all directions in its surroundings. Different(More)
The operation of robotic tour guides in public museums leads to a variety of interactions of these complex technical systems with humans of all ages and with different technical backgrounds. Interacting with a robot is a new experience for many visitors. An intuitive user interface, preferable one that resembles the interaction between human tour guides and(More)
Grasping objects from unstructured piles is an important, but difficult task. We present a new framework to grasp objects composed of shape primitives like cylinders and spheres. For object recognition, we employ efficient shape primitive detection methods in 3D point clouds. Object models composed of such primitives are then found in the detected shapes(More)
In this paper we describe details of our winning team Nimb-Ro@Home at the RoboCup@Home competition 2012. This year we improved the gripper design of our robots and further advanced mobile manipulation capabilities such as object perception and manipulation planning. For human-robot interaction, we propose to complement face-to-face communication between(More)
For situations, where mapping is neither possible from high altitudes nor from the ground, we are developing an autonomous micro aerial vehicle able to fly at low altitudes in close vicinity of obstacles. This vehicle is based on a MikroKopter TM octocopter platform (maximum total weight: 5kg), and contains a dual frequency GPS board, an IMU, a compass, two(More)
Perception of the environment is crucial in terms of successfully playing soccer. Especially the detection of other players improves game play skills, such as obstacle avoidance and path planning. Such information can help refine reactive behavioral strategies, and is conducive to team play capabilities. Robot detection in the RoboCup Standard Platform(More)