Development of writing task recombination technology based on DMP segmentation via verbal command for Baxter robot

Chunxu Li, Chenguang Yang, Andy Annamalai, Qingsong Xu, Shaoxiang Li

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This paper developed a character recombination technology based on dynamic movement primitive (DMP) segmentation using verbal command on a Baxter robot platform. Movements are recorded from a human demonstrator. The operator physically guides the Baxter robot to perform the movements for five times. This training data set is also utilized for playback process. Subsequently, the dynamic time warping is employed to pre-treat the data. The DMP is used to model and generalize every single movement. Gaussian mixture model is used to generate multiple patterns after the teaching process. Then the Gaussian mixture regression algorithm is applied to reduce the position errors in 3D space after the generation of a synthesized trajectory. A remote PC is used to control the command of Baxter to record or playback any trajectories via user datagram protocol (UDP) by typing commands in a text file. In addition, Dragon NaturalSpeaking software is used to transfer the voice data to text data. This proposed approach is tested by performing a Chinese character writing task with a Baxter robot, where different Chinese characters are written by teaching only one character.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-359
Number of pages9
JournalSystems Science & Control Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2018


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