Automated Planning Encodings for the Manipulation of Articulated Objects in 3D with Gravity

Riccardo Bertolucci, Alessio Capitanelli, Marco Maratea, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Mauro Vallati

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Abstract

The manipulation of articulated objects plays an important role in real-world robot tasks, both in home and industrial environments. A lot of attention has been devoted to the development of ad hoc approaches and algorithms for generating the sequence of movements the robot has to perform in order to manipulate the object. Such approaches can hardly generalise on different settings, and are usually focused on 2D manipulations.

In this paper we introduce a set of PDDL+ formulations for performing automated manipulation of articulated objects in a three-dimensional workspace by a dual-arm robot. Presented formulations differ in terms of how gravity is modelled, considering different trade-offs between modelling accuracy and planning performance, and between human-readability and parsability by planners. Our experimental analysis compares the formulations on a range of domain-independent planners, that aim at generating plans for allowing a dual-arm robot to manipulate articulated objects of different sizes. Validation is performed in simulation on a Baxter robot.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAI*IA 2019 – Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationXVIIIth International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rende, Italy, November 19–22, 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMario Alviano, Gianluigi Greco, Francesco Scarcello
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages135-150
Number of pages16
VolumeLNAI 11946
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783030351663
ISBN (Print)9783030351656
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2019
Event18th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence - University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
Duration: 19 Nov 201922 Nov 2019
Conference number: 18
https://aiia2019.mat.unical.it/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference18th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence
Abbreviated titleAIIA 2019
CountryItaly
CityRende
Period19/11/1922/11/19
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Bertolucci, R., Capitanelli, A., Maratea, M., Mastrogiovanni, F., & Vallati, M. (2019). Automated Planning Encodings for the Manipulation of Articulated Objects in 3D with Gravity. In M. Alviano, G. Greco, & F. Scarcello (Eds.), AI*IA 2019 – Advances in Artificial Intelligence: XVIIIth International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rende, Italy, November 19–22, 2019, Proceedings (1st ed., Vol. LNAI 11946, pp. 135-150). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35166-3_10