Löw, T. and Calinon, S. (2024)
Extending the Cooperative Dual-Task Space in Conformal Geometric Algebra
In Proc. IEEE Intl Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).


In this work, we are presenting an extension of the cooperative dual-task space (CDTS) in conformal geometric algebra. The CDTS was first defined using dual quaternion algebra and is a well established framework for the simplified definition of tasks using two manipulators. By integrating conformal geometric algebra, we aim to further enhance the geometric expressiveness and thus simplify the modeling of various tasks. We show this formulation by first presenting the CDTS and then its extension that is based around a cooperative pointpair. This extension keeps all the benefits of the original formulation that is based on dual quaternions, but adds more tools for geometric modeling of the dual-arm tasks. We also present how this CGA-CDTS can be seamlessly integrated with an optimal control framework in geometric algebra that was derived in previous work. In the experiments, we demonstrate how to model different objectives and constraints using the CGA-CDTS. Using a setup of two Franka Emika robots we then show the effectiveness of our approach using model predictive control in real world experiments.

Bibtex reference

	author={L\"ow, T. and Calinon, S.},
	title={Extending the Cooperative Dual-Task Space in Conformal Geometric Algebra},
	booktitle={Proc.\ {IEEE} Intl Conf.\ on Robotics and Automation ({ICRA})},
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