GRASPY - Stereo Vision For Grasping by Humanoid Robot
The personal robotics market will be a major industry in the 21st century. In order to integrate robots in our everyday life, the quality of interaction between a human and a domestic robot has to be improved. This is the aim of the GRASPY project. Compared to computers or other smart objects in the domestic environment, a robot is able to manipulate objects. One of its most important tasks will be to grasp an object and to hold it out to the person or to grasp an object that is being held by the user. In this project, the consortium will develop a stereovision head for the humanoid robot NAO. Based on this stereovision system, a functionality allowing the robot to grasp objects autonomously from the user’s hand will be developed. The innovations addressed in the GRASPY project are the development of an embedded stereovision system for a small humanoid robot, the detection of the fingers on the object to avoid collisions, and the detection of exactly the correct moment to release the object when it is being grasped by the user.
Aldebaran Robotics (Coordinator)