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Research Challenges and Progress in Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competitions



Yu Sun, Joseph A. Falco, Maximo Roa, Berk Calli


This paper discusses the recent research progress in robotic grasping and manipulation in the light of the latest Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competitions (RGMCs). We provide an overview of past benchmarks and competitions related to the robotics manipulation field. We then discuss the methodology behind designing the manipulation tasks in RGMCs. We provide a detailed analysis of each task's key challenges and identify the most difficult aspects based on the competing teams' performance in recent years. We believe that such an analysis is insightful to determine the future research directions for the robotic manipulation domain.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters


Robotics, Grasping, Manipulation, Competition, Benchmarks


Sun, Y. , Falco, J. , Roa, M. and Calli, B. (2022), Research Challenges and Progress in Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competitions, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, [online],, (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created April 1, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022