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Combined pose-wrench and state machine representation for modeling Robotic Assembly Skills

Arne Wahrburg; Stefan Zeiss; Bjoern Matthias; Jan Peters; Hao Ding
In: 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2015), September 28 - October 2, Hamburg, Germany, Pages 852-857, IEEE, 2015.


A new Robotic Assembly Skill (RAS) modeling framework is proposed. An assembly skill is a primitive that encapsulates the capabilities to coordinate, control and supervise an elementary robot task. To gain reusability of a primitive in alike robot tasks, the primitives are represented as generic templates that are parametrized for each situation with data from an assembly specification. A skill is represented in two ways, namely as a trajectory describing compliant motions in pose-wrench space and as a finite state machine. This approach comes with the potential to simplify robot programming and to improve robustness in robotic assembly due to inherent quality checking. The approach is implemented on an ABB YuMi robot performing the assembly of a programmable logic controller (PLC) I/O module.

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