Brisbane, Australia | May 21, 2017

ICRA 2018 Workshop

Advances in Robotic Warehouse Automation

Solutions, Lessons Learned and the Future after the Amazon Robotics Challenge

Scope 

Abstract

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. In addition we would like to have the broader community taking part, such as researchers who did not (yet) take part in these challenges. Attendees of the workshop would have the opportunity to see the state-of-the-art in item picking research and development and interact with the people who are passionate about solving this complex problem during the presentations, poster discussions and open forums. This workshop is co-organized by Amazon Robotics, the organizer of the Amazon Robotics Challenge.

Sponsors

Amazon Robotics Australian Centre for Robotic Vision




Programme

Final Programme

Room P1 (Plaza Level) Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia

May 21, 2018


We hope to stimulate an interactive discussion, you can submit questions online.
URL: https://goo.gl/forms/VTDUm1Udt0KC6jdu1

09:15
Welcome and Introduction
09:30
Fast Learning Semantic Perception and Dual-arm Coordination
Max Schwarz, Team NimbRo Picking: ARC 2016-2017
Slides
10:00
Team NAIST/Panasonic at the Amazon Robotics Challenge
Felix von Drigalski, NAIST/Panasonic: ARC 2017
10:30
Morning Tea
11.00
Cartman: A Cartesian Manipulator for Warehouse Pick and Place
Doug Morrison, Team ACRV: ARC 2016-2017
Slides
11:30
PFN in Warehouse Automation -- Then, now, and the future
Wilson Ko, Startup PFN : ARC 2016
Slides
12:00
Dense 3D Segmentation for Bin Picking
Janik Hager, Uni Stuttgart
Slides
12:00
Lunch Break
14:00
DexNet and How to Benchmark Robotic Grasping
Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
14:30
Team MIT/Princeton at the Amazon Picking/Robotics Challenges
Alberto Rodriguez, Team MIT/Princeton: ARC 2015-17
15:00
Afternoon Tea
15:30
Progress, New Challenges and the Way Forward in Warehouse Automation
Joey Durham, Amazon Robotics
Slides
16:00
Open Forum and Panel Discussion
16:50
Concluding Remarks

We hope to stimulate an interactive discussion, you can submit questions online.






Organisers