Assist system for remote manipulation of electric drills by the robot “WAREC-1R” using deep reinforcement learning

Xiao Sun, Hiroshi Naito, Akio Namiki, Yang Liu, Takashi Matsuzawa, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

Operation of tools has long been studied in robotics. Although appropriate hold of the tool by robots is the base of successful tool operation, it is not with ease especially for tools with complicated shape. In this paper, an assist system for a four-limbed robot is proposed for remote operation of reaching and grasping electric drills using deep reinforcement learning. Through comparative evaluation experiments, the increase of success rate for reaching and grasping is verified and the decrease in both physical and mental workload of the operator is also validated by the index of NASA-TLX.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRobotica
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Manipulation
  • Remote operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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