This paper presents a method for estimating the six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) pose of texture-less primitive-shaped objects from depth images. As the conventional methods for object pose estimation require rich texture or geometric features to the target objects, these methods are not suitable for texture-less and geometrically simple shaped objects. In order to estimate the pose of the primitive-shaped object, the parameters that represent primitive shapes are estimated. However, these methods explicitly limit the number of types of primitive shapes that can be estimated. We employ superquadrics as a primitive shape representation that can represent various types of primitive shapes with only a few parameters. In order to estimate the superquadric parameters of primitive-shaped objects, the point cloud of the object must be segmented from a depth image. It is known that the parameter estimation is sensitive to outliers, which are caused by the miss-segmentation of the depth image. Therefore, we propose a novel estimation method for superquadric parameters that are robust to outliers. In the experiment, we constructed a dataset in which the person grasps and moves the primitive-shaped objects. The experimental results show that our estimation method outperformed three conventional methods and the baseline method.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes