25 November 2020
Vol 5, Issue 48

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ONLINE COVER Smooth Manipulator. Robot picking for commercial applications requires smooth robot arm motions from a variety of configurations to be computed quickly and efficiently. Ichnowski et al. have developed an algorithm for robot picking that considers jerk limits to produce smoother trajectories and uses deep learning to speed up the computation of those trajectories. The algorithm, which was validated on a UR5 robot, reduced the computation time of a preexisting motion planner from 25 seconds to 80 milliseconds. This month's cover is a photograph of a UR5 robot picking objects. [IMAGE CREDIT: ADAM LAU/BERKELEY ENGINEERING]