Learning and generalising object extraction skill for contact-rich disassembly tasks: an introductory study

Antonio Serrano-Muñoz*, Nestor Arana-Arexolaleiba, Dimitrios Chrysostomou, Simon Bøgh

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Abstract

Remanufacturing automation must be designed to be flexible and robust enough to overcome the uncertainties, conditions of the products, and complexities in the planning and operation of the processes. Machine learning methods, in particular reinforcement learning, are presented as techniques to learn, improve, and generalise the automation of many robotic manipulation tasks (most of them related to grasping, picking, or assembly). However, not much has been exploited in remanufacturing, in particular in disassembly tasks. This work presents the state of the art of contact-rich disassembly using reinforcement learning algorithms and a study about the generalisation of object extraction skills when applied to contact-rich disassembly tasks. The generalisation capabilities of two state-of-the-art reinforcement learning agents (trained in simulation) are tested and evaluated in simulation, and real world while perform a disassembly task. Results show that at least one of the agents can generalise the contact-rich extraction skill. Besides, this work identifies key concepts and gaps for the reinforcement learning algorithms’ research and application on disassembly tasks.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
ISSN0268-3768
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StatusUdgivet - 18 okt. 2021

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