ARTICLE
Lembono_RA-L_2021/IDIAP
Learning Constrained Distributions of Robot Configurations with Generative Adversarial Network
Lembono, Teguh Santoso
Pignat, Emmanuel
Jankowski, Julius
Calinon, Sylvain
Generative Adversarial Networks
Motion and Path Planning
Whole-Body Motion Planning and Control
EXTERNAL
http://publications.idiap.ch/attachments/papers/2021/Lembono_RA-L_2021.pdf
PUBLIC
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
2021
In high dimensional robotic system, the manifold of the valid configuration space often has a complex shape, especially under constraints such as end-effector orientation or static stability. We propose a generative adversarial network approach to learn the distribution of valid robot configurations under such constraints. It can generate configurations that are close to the constraint manifold. We present two applications of this method. First, by learning the conditional distribution with respect to the desired end-effector position, we can do fast inverse kinematics even for very high degrees of freedom (DoF) systems. Then, we use it to generate samples in sampling-based constrained motion planning algorithms to reduce the necessary projection steps, speeding up the computation. We validate the approach in simulation using the 7-DoF Panda manipulator and the 28-DoF humanoid robot Talos.