Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2018

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2018

Ken Goldberg attended ICRA 2018 in Brisbane, Australia, which was sponsored by Amazon Robotics and Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

Goldberg was one of the speakers on May 21, giving a talk titled "DexNet and How to Benchmark Robotic Grasping."

According to the official event website:

Grasping and picking of a wide range of objects is a canonical problem for robots. Industrial applications have been around for decades, yet robotic systems suffer from high failure rates in unstructured, changing environments. Warehouse automation provides a stepping stone from industrial (structured) to more unstructured pick and place scenarios. The Amazon Robotics Challenge (formerly Picking Challenge) has highlighted some of the issues since its inception in 2015. The challenges encompass various aspects of grasping, vision and other forms of sensing, gripper and robot design (including mobile manipulators), motion planning, optimization, machine learning, software engineering, and system integration, among others. The main aim of this workshop is to gather past and future participants of these challenges and the wider robotics and automation community to discuss their robotic solutions, experience of the previous competitions and their vision on automating item picking for warehouse logistics.

Visit the official website here for more information.