The role of vision in perching and grasping for MAVs

Justin Thomas, Giuseppe Loianno, Kostas Daniilidis, Vijay Kumar

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Abstract

In this work, we provide an overview of vision-based control for perching and grasping for Micro Aerial Vehicles. We investigate perching on at, inclined, or vertical surfaces as well as visual servoing techniques for quadrotors to enable autonomous perching by hanging from cylindrical structures using only a monocular camera and an appropriate gripper. The challenges of visual servoing are discussed, and we focus on the problems of relative pose estimation, control, and trajectory planning for maneuvering a robot with respect to an object of interest. Finally, we discuss future challenges to achieve fully autonomous perching and grasping in more realistic scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VIII
EditorsThomas George, Achyut K. Dutta, M. Saif Islam
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510600775
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VIII Conference - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2016Apr 21 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9836
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VIII Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period4/17/164/21/16

Keywords

  • Grasping
  • Micro aerial vehicles
  • Perching
  • Visual servoing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Thomas, J., Loianno, G., Daniilidis, K., & Kumar, V. (2016). The role of vision in perching and grasping for MAVs. In T. George, A. K. Dutta, & M. S. Islam (Eds.), Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VIII [98361S] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9836). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2224056