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NOTE: This is a preliminary brainstorming review conducted online

Proposer: Jonathan Bohren

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Meeting agenda

Determine scope for a message type to capture the semantics of cartesian trajectories and streaming cartesian control in teleoperation.

Potential features include (in no particular order):

  1. Multiple end-effectors
  2. Variable impedance (stiffness/damping)
  3. Path tolerances
  4. Accelerations
  5. Combinations of joint-space and cartesian-space movements
  6. Nullspace posture
  7. Nullspace impedance

The previous formal review notes are here: robot_mechanism_controllers/Reviews/Cartesian Trajectory Proposal API Review

The initial thread on ros-users is here: http://lists.ros.org/lurker/thread/20130605.124118.361c6da3.en.html

Proposals

Willow Garage (2010)

Details here: robot_mechanism_controllers/Reviews/Cartesian Trajectory Proposal API Review

[CartesianTrajectoryGoal]
CartesianTrajectory trajectory
  Header header  # A stamp of 0 means "execute now"
  PoseStamped tool  # The frame which is being controlled
  string[] posture_joint_names
  CartesianTrajectoryPoint[] points
    duration time_from_start
    Pose pose
    Twist twist
    float64[] posture
  JointTrajectory posture  # For determining the redundancy
CartesianTolerance path_tolerance  # Tolerance for aborting the path
  float64 position
  float64 orientation  # Permitted angular error
  float64 velocity
  float64 angular_velocity
CartesianTolerance goal_tolerance  # Tolerance for when reaching the goal is considered successful
bool queue

[CartesianTrajectoryResult]
int32 error_code  # 0 if successful
CartesianTrajectoryPoint cartesian_state
JointTrajectoryPoint joint_state
Twist pose_error
Twist twist_error
CartesianTolerance path_tolerance  # Current tolerance used for the path

[CartesianTrajectoryError]
int32 SUCCESSFUL = 0
int32 ROOT_TRANSFORM_FAILED
int32 TOOL_TRANSFORM_FAILED
int32 PATH_TOLERANCE_VIOLATED
int32 INVALID_POSTURE

Konrad Banachowicz

[CartesianTrajectoryGoal]
Header header  # A stamp of 0 means "execute now"
string[] effector_names
CartesianTrajectory[] trajectory
  Pose tool  # The frame (offset ?) which is being controlled or it can be treated as separate effector ? 
  CartesianTrajectoryPoint[] points
    duration time_from_start
    Pose pose
    Twist twist
CartesianImpedance[] impedance
    Pose center_of_compliance # or it can be treated as separate effector ? 
    TBD stiffness % cartesian stiffness 
    TBD damping % damping ratio
CartesianTolerance[] path_tolerance  # Tolerance for aborting the path
  float64 position
  float64 orientation  # Permitted angular error
  float64 velocity
  float64 angular_velocity
CartesianTolerance[] goal_tolerance  # Tolerance for when reaching the goal is considered successful
string[] joint_names
JointTrajectoryPoint[] posture  # For determining the redundancy
JointImpedance[] nullspace_impedance
  float64[] stiffness
  float64[] damping

Konrad Banachowicz 2

CartesianTrajectory

Express trajectory of frame target_frame_id in relation to frame header.frame_id .

Header header # stamp - trajectory start time, frame_id - trajectory reference frame 
string target_frame_id # target controlled frame
CartesianTrajectoryPoint[] points
  duration time_from_start
  Pose pose
  Twist twist

CartesianImpedance

Parameters of spring-damper located between frame header.frame_id and frame target_frame_id.

Header header # stamp - trajectory start time, frame_id - spring-damper base frame 
string target_frame_id # spring-damper end frame
CartesianImpedancePoint[] points
  duration time_from_start
  CartesianStiffness stiffness
    Vector3 translational
    Vector3 rotational
  CartesianDamping damping
    Vector3 translational
    Vector3 rotational

CartesianConstraints

Constraint the relation between header.frame_id and target_frame_id.

Header header # stamp - time of constraint activation
string target_frame_id
duration time_from_start # duration of constraint activation
TranslationConstraint translation
OrientationConstraint orientation
Twist twist
Wrench wrench

ActionGoal

[CartesianTrajectoryGoal]
CartesianTrajectory[] trajectory
CartesianImpedance[] impedance
CartesianConstraints[] path_constraints  # Tolerance for aborting the path
JointTrajectory[] posture  # For determining the redundancy
JointImpedance[] nullspace_impedance

Adolfo Rodriguez Tsouroukdissian

Konrad Banachowicz

The concept of multiple end-effectors is included in ActionGoal. We have multiple trajectories (CartesianTrajectory[] trajectory). It can express trajectories in general, it could be "end-effectors", "tool transforms", "center of complayance", "look at" frame for head ...

In my use-case the constraints are encoded in spatial springs between frames. I don't control position of the end-effector directly but by spatial springs between end-effector and an other frames.

Conclusion

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2019-10-12 13:12