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Automatica 2016

Automatica 2016

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At Automatica, Shadow Robot demoed a system including concepts and functionality developed for RAMCIP. The system was comprised of a Shadow E1 Dexterous Hand, a UR10 arm and an Asus Xtion structured Light 3D camera. An array of objects taken from the YCB object set were presented on a table in front of the user for detection and recognition. The user could then select an object simply by pointing at it. This was implemented using the skeleton tracking and action recognition modules developed by CERTH for RAMCIP. The robot would then pick up the object using an appropriate grasp and present it to the user, releasing the object automatically as the user took it. Combined with the gesture based control, this gave a very natural feeling and intuitive experience for the user.