Clothes Perception and Manipulation
CLoPeMa is a 3 year open-source EU-FP7 research project which aims to advance the state of the art in the autonomous perception and manipulation of fabrics, textiles and garments. The CLoPeMa robot will learn to manipulate, perceive and fold a variety of textiles. The operating-software is based on ROS (Robot Operating System) and written in C++, Python and Java.
This project aims to advance the state of the art in the autonomous perception and manipulation of all kinds of fabrics, textiles and garments by robots.
CloPeMa's main objective is closer integration of perception, action, learning, and reasoning. Perception means integrated haptic and visual sensing, recognition, and support for perception-action reactive cycle. Actions will be performed by a cooperating pair of robotic hands, part of the CloPeMa experimental. The hands will combine all state of the art solutions for manipulation of limp material. Data and procedures to obtain them on the experimental testbed will be collected and made public. Results will be measured and analyzed within three carefully defined demonstrator projects of increasing difficulty.
Both basic exploratory research and implementations of its results are foreseen. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2012-2014) under grant agreement n° 288553 CloPeMa.