Cartman: The low-cost Cartesian Manipulator that won the Amazon Robotics Challenge

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018 D. MorrisonA.W. TowM. McTaggartR. SmithN. Kelly-BoxallS. Wade-McCueJ. ErskineR. GrinoverA. GurmanT. HunnD. LeeA. MilanT. PhamG. RallosA. RazjigaevT. RowntreeK. VijayZ. ZhuangC. LehnertI. ReidP. CorkeJ. Leitner

The Amazon Robotics Challenge enlisted sixteen teams to each design a pick-and-place robot for autonomous warehousing, addressing development in robotic vision and manipulation. This paper presents the design of our custom-built, cost-effective, Cartesian robot system Cartman, which won first place in the competition finals by stowing 14 (out of 16) and picking all 9 items in 27 minutes, scoring a total of 272 points... (read more)

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