The Manifold Particle Filter for State Estimation on High-dimensional Implicit Manifolds

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“The Manifold Particle Filter for State Estimation on High-dimensional Implicit Manifolds” by M. Klingensmith, M.C. Koval, S.S. Srinivasa, N.S. Pollard, and M. Kaess. ArXiv technical report arXiv:1604.07224, Apr. 2016.

Abstract

We estimate the state a noisy robot arm and underactuated hand using an Implicit Manifold Particle Filter (MPF) informed by touch sensors. As the robot touches the world, its state space collapses to a contact manifold that we represent implicitly using a signed distance field. This allows us to extend the MPF to higher (six or more) dimensional state spaces. Earlier work (which explicitly represents the contact manifold) only shows the MPF in two or three dimensions [1]. Through a series of experiments, we show that the implicit MPF converges faster and is more accurate than a conventional particle filter during periods of persistent contact. We present three methods of sampling the implicit contact manifold, and compare them in experiments.

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BibTeX entry:

@techreport{Klingensmith16arxiv,
   author = {M. Klingensmith and M.C. Koval and S.S. Srinivasa and N.S.
	Pollard and M. Kaess},
   title = {The Manifold Particle Filter for State Estimation on
	High-dimensional Implicit Manifolds},
   institution = {arXiv},
   number = {arXiv:1604.07224},
   month = apr,
   year = {2016}
}
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