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Learning Mobile Manipulation Actions from Human Demonstrations

In Proc. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Authors:Tim Welschehold, Christian Dornhege, Wolfram Burgard
Type:Article in Conference Proceedings
Publication Date:September 2017
Conference:International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada

Abstract: Over the past years learning from demonstration has become a popular method to intuitively teach new skills to service robots without explicit programming. However, most teaching approaches in literature use kinesthetic training and do not include mobile platforms. Here, we present a novel approach to learn joint robot base and gripper action models from observing demonstrations carried out by a human teacher. To achieve this we adapt RGBD observations of the human teacher to the capabilities of the robot. We formulate a graph optimization problem that links observations with robot grasping capabilities and kinematic constraints between co-occurring base and gripper poses. In real world experiments we show that the robot is able to learn complex mobile manipulation tasks such as opening and driving through a door.

BibTeX
@InProceedings{twelsche17iros-2017,
  title =	{{Learning Mobile Manipulation Actions from Human Demonstrations}},
  author =	{Tim Welschehold and Christian Dornhege and Wolfram Burgard},
  booktitle =	{Proc. of International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
  address =	{Vancouver, Canada},
  year =	{2017},
}