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A theoretical approach of an intelligent robot gripper to grasp polygon shaped objects
, Al-Fahed Nuseirat A.M.
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Volume: 31
Issue: 4
Pages: 397 - 422
This paper presents an approach for grasp planning and grasp forces optimization of polygon shaped objects. The proposed approach is an intelligent rule-based method that figures out the minimal number of fingers and minimal values of contact forces. These fingers are required to securely grasp a rigid body in the presence of friction and under the action of some external force. This accomplished by finding optimal contact points on the object boundary along with minimal number of fingers required for achieving the aforementioned goal. Our system handles every object case independently. It generates a rule base for each object on adequate values of external forces. The system uses the generic algorithm as its search mechanism, and a rule evaluation mechanism called bucket brigade for the reinforcement learning of the rules. The process mainly consists of two stages; learning then retrieval. Retrievals act on line utilizing previous knowledge and experience embedded in a rule base. If retrievals fail in some cases, learning is presumed until that case is resolved. The algorithm is very general and can be adapted for interface with any object shape. The resulting rule base varies in size according to the degree of difficulty and dimensionality of the grasping problem.
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JournalJournal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications
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