Remote shopping robot system -development of a hand mechanism for grasping fresh foods in a supermarket

Tetsuo Tomizawa, Akihisa Ohya, Shi N.Ichi Yuta

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to develop a robot system which helps humans to remotely accomplish a daily given task such as shopping. This teleoperated system is based on simple mutual human-robot cooperation where the person remotely communicates with the mobile robot. We define the specific task of buying FRESH foods in a supermarket from a remote location. In order to do shopping operations, the robot has to be able of grasping a large amount of objects with different textures, shapes and weights which include fruits and vegetables with soft and irregular forms. After the user chooses the product to buy, the process is the next, firstly the robot has to find the object, then grasp it and then place it into a shopping basket. In this work, we built a system according to the previously explained requirements which involves autonomous navigation, environment perception, object manipulation and teleoperation. In this paper, we present the developed suction hand for picking fresh foods and evaluate its operating performance through experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006
Pages4953-4958
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2006 Oct 92006 Oct 15

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Other

Other2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period06/10/906/10/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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Tomizawa, T., Ohya, A., & Yuta, S. N. I. (2006). Remote shopping robot system -development of a hand mechanism for grasping fresh foods in a supermarket. In 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006 (pp. 4953-4958). [4059205] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2006.282457