In the execution of material handling, the mobile manipulator is controlled to reach a station by its mobile base. This study adopts an uncalibrated eye-in-hand vision system to provide visual information for the manipulator to pick up a workpiece on the station. A novel vision-guided control strategy with a behavior-based look-and-move structure is proposed. This strategy is based on six image features, predefined by image moment method. In the designed neural-fuzzy controllers with varying learning rate, each image feature error is taken to generate intuitively one DOF motion command relative to the camera coordinate frame using fuzzy rules, which define a particular visual behavior. These behaviors are then fused to produce a final command action to perform grasping tasks using the proposed behavior fusion scheme. Finally, the proposed control strategy is experimentally applied to control the end-effector to approach and grasp a workpiece in various locations on a station.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Artificial Intelligence