JRM Vol.23 No.3 pp. 458-461
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2011.p0458


Passive Edge Tracing of Deformable Object by Robot

Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari*, Hiroaki Seki**,
Yoshitsugu Kamiya**, and Masatoshi Hikizu**

*Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan Ikram-Uniten, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

**School of Mechanical Engineering, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192, Japan

December 25, 2010
January 13, 2011
June 20, 2011
deformable object manipulation, edge tracing, robot, image processing, home service robot

Usage of active tracing method to find a second corner has been proven to be efficient in finding a second corner next to the first found corner. Passive tracing is a method where the tracing gripper is static while another gripper holding the first corner maneuvers according to the feedback from sensors inside the static gripper so that it pulls the clothes appropriately for the static gripper, with adequate force control, to trace the edge of the clothes. Vision sensor is used from time to time to check whether the static gripper has reached the second corner or not.

Cite this article as:
K. Sahari, H. Seki, <. Kamiya, and M. Hikizu, “Passive Edge Tracing of Deformable Object by Robot,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23, No.3, pp. 458-461, 2011.
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