Composition of Templates for Transitional Pedipulation Behaviors

Abstract

We document the reliably repeatable dynamical mounting and dismounting of wheeled stools and carts, and of fixed ledges, by the Minitaur robot. Because these tasks span a range of length scales that preclude quasi-static execution, we use a hybrid dynamical systems framework to variously compose and thereby systematically reuse a small lexicon of templates (low degree of freedom behavioral primitives). The resulting behaviors comprise the key competences beyond mere locomotion required for robust implementation on a legged mobile manipulator of a simple version of the warehouseman’s problem.

Publication
In The International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR)
Vasileios Vasilopoulos
Vasileios Vasilopoulos
Postdoctoral Researcher