When deploying a robot to a new task, one often has to train it to detect novel objects, which is time-consuming and labor- intensive. We present TAILOR - a method and system for ob- ject registration with active and incremental learning. When instructed by a human teacher to register an object, TAILOR is able to automatically select viewpoints to capture informa- tive images by actively exploring viewpoints, and employs a fast incremental learning algorithm to learn new objects without potential forgetting of previously learned objects. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our method with a KUKA robot to learn novel objects used in a real-world gearbox as- sembly task through natural interactions.
This research / project is supported by the A*STAR - AME Programmatic Funding Scheme
Grant Reference no. : A18A2b0046
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