Autonomous fruit picking robot
We are part of the European CROPS consortium to develop autonomous fruit picking robot. The part of the lab in this project is the motion planning and control of the robotic arm, and planning of the grasp of the fruit. Grasp planning for fruits is a complex task since it has to deal with force constraints in order not to damage the fruits and with robustness to external force during the detachment of the fruit from the plant. We use compliant contact model and search algorithm to find the optimal grasp configuration.
For more information see CROPS website