Control Scheme of Object Manipulation Based on Tactile Sensing in Humanoid Robot Arm

Abstract

Object manipulation is one of the important tasks in robotics. Tactile sensor system is essential as a sensory device to support robot control system. This paper present a precision control scheme of multi-fingered humanoid robot arm based on tactile sensing information to perform object manipulation tasks. With the aim to enhance the ability to recognize and manipulate object in humanoid robot, we developed a novel optical three-axis tactile sensor system mounted on fingertips of the humanoid robot fingers. This tactile sensor applies an optical waveguide transduction method, and capable of acquiring normal and shearing force. Trajectory generation based on kinematical solutions at the arm and fingers, together with control system structure and sensing principle of the tactile sensor system are presented. Object manipulation experiments are conducted using hard and soft objects. Experimental results revealed that the proposed control scheme enable the finger system to recognize low force interactions based on tactile sensing information to grasp the object surface and manipulate it without causing damage to the object and the sensor elements.

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@inproceedings{Takata2007ControlSO, title={Control Scheme of Object Manipulation Based on Tactile Sensing in Humanoid Robot Arm}, author={Jumpei Takata}, year={2007} }