Yiannis Karayiannidis

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Recent advances in both anthropomorphic robots and bimanual industrial manipulators had led to an increased interest in the specific problems pertaining to dual arm manipulation. For the future, we foresee robots performing humanlike tasks in both domestic and industrial settings. It is therefore natural to study specifics of dual arm manipulation in humans(More)
This paper addresses the problem of robot interaction with objects attached to the environment through joints such as doors or drawers. We propose a methodology that requires no prior knowledge of the objects' kinematics, including the type of joint - either prismatic or revolute. The method consists of a velocity controller which relies on force/torque(More)
In this work we propose a sliding mode controller for in-hand manipulation that repositions a tool in the robot's hand by using gravity and controlling the slippage of the tool. In our approach, the robot holds the tool with a pinch grasp and we model the system as a link attached to the gripper via a passive revolute joint with friction, i.e., the grasp(More)
The problem of door opening is fundamental for robots operating in domestic environments. Since these environments are generally less structured than industrial environments, several types of uncertainties associated with the dynamics and kinematics of a door must be dealt with to achieve successful opening. This paper proposes a method that can open doors(More)
In this work we present an adaptive control approach for pivoting, which is an in-hand manipulation maneuver that consists of rotating a grasped object to a desired orientation relative to the robot's hand. We perform pivoting by means of gravity, allowing the object to rotate between the fingers of a one degree of freedom gripper and controlling the(More)