Accession Number:

ADA270523

Title:

Application of Change Detection to Dynamic Contact Sensing

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The forces of contact during manipulation convey substantial information about the state of the manipulation. Textures, slip, impacts, grasping, and other contact conditions produce force and position signatures that can be used for identifying the state of contact. This paper address the fundamental problems of interpreting the force signals without any additional context on the state of manipulation. Techniques based on forms of the generalized sequential likelihood ratio test are used to segment individual strain signals into statistically equivalent pieces. The results of the segmentation are designed to be used in a higher level procedure which will interpret the results within a manipulation context. We report on our experimental development of the segmentation algorithm and on its results for detecting and labelling impacts, slip, changes in texture, and condition. The sequential likelihood ratio test is reviewed and some of its special cases and optimal properties are discussed. Finally, we conclude by discussing extensions to the techniques and lessons for sensor design. Tactile sensing, Failure detection, Change detection, Haptic sensing

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE