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Semantic coupling of path planning and a primitive action of a task plan for the simulation of manipulation tasks in a virtual 3D environment

  • Zhao, Yingshen
  • Fillatreau, Philippe
  • Elmhadhbi, Linda
  • Karray, Mohamed Hedi
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2022
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This work deals with the simulation of complex manipulation tasks in virtual environments. Validating such complex tasks, possibly to be performed under strong geometric constraints, requires considering task and path planning jointly. The contribution of this work focuses on using task-related information at the path planning level. We propose an ontology-based approach to a) model the 3D environment where the simulated task is executed, based on an original multi-level environment model involving higher abstraction level data than the purely geometric models traditionally used, and b) automatically define path planning queries for the primitive ctions of a task plan, together with task-related geometric constraints on these queries. This approach allows the improvement of the state of the art from two points of view. First, our joint task and path planning approach allows the improvement of path planning through better semantic control of the path planning process. Second, if compared to hard-coded geometric constraints, the proposed ontology-based approach introduces a more flexible ay of defining geometric constraints through an inference process, and can be adapted to different applications of manipulation tasks.

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