We provide a comprehensive and high-fidelity dataset of planar pushing experiments. The dataset contains timestamped poses of a pusher and a pushed object, as well as forces at the interaction. The push interaction varies in 6 dimensions: surface material, shape of the pushed object, contact position, pushing direction, pushing speed, and pushing acceleration.
 Paper on dataset: Peter KT Yu, Maria Bauza, Nima Fazeli, and Alberto Rodriguez. More than a Million Ways to Be Pushed: A High-Fidelity Experimental Dataset of Planar Pushing. Best Paper Award Finalist at IROS 2016 (arXiv).
 Paper on modeling: Maria Bauza and Alberto Rodriguez. A probabilistic data-driven model for planar pushing. ICRA 2017 (arXiv).
Contact: Peter KT Yu, Maria Bauza
We record each straight push in .json and .h5 formats. For each data file, we provide a rendered files in png with the same basename for users to visualize the push. We archived the files based on its surface material and object shape.
Each data file corresponds to one straight push and contains the interaction forces and the positions of the object and the pusher. In particular, each file contains three kinds of measurement:
The conventions used to define the centers of the objects and their orientation will be explained later. Note the time is not synchronized among the three measurements. We suggest to use resample() function in matlab or pandas in python to synchronize them.
Friction map data: the image data for Fig 3 (a) in the paper is now available here.
This new data set contains 100 repetitions of each push considered. The pusher follows a straight trajectory of 1cm long at 20mm/s and the pushed object is 'rect1'. The type of push considered have diferent initial contact angles and contact points:
Here are the links to the surface materials we used from McMaster (US vendor).
abs Easy-to-Machine ABS Shapes, 1/2" Thick, 24" x 24", Black
delrin White Delrin ® Acetal Resin Sheet, 1/2" Thick, 24" x 24"
plywood Marine-Grade Plywood Sheet, 24" x 24" x 1/2"
pu Abrasion-Resistant Polyurethane Rubber Sheet, Semi-Clear, 24" x 24", 1/4" Thick, 80A Durometer
Each file has a file name containing fields of
The following picture illustrate the side number, contact point position and contact angles.
For example: file 'motion_surface=plywood_shape=rect1_a=0_v=20_i=1.000_s=0.700_t=-0.349.h5' records a push that starts at side 1, at the contact point 0.7 and with an angle of -20 degrees (0.349 rad). The pusher follows a straight line without accelartion and with a constant velocity of 20 mm/s. The trajectory of the pusher and the object looks like:
We have used 11 objects. In the picture below, from left to right are rect1, rect2, rect3, hex, tri1, tri2, tri3, ellip1, ellip2, ellip3, and butter.
Download Mesh models
Dimensions are given in meters. In the following figures, the blue numbers illustrate the contact-point position and the green signs (+, -) illustrate the angles of pushing.
|rect1: a= 0.0450 , b= 0.0450|
|rect2: a= 0.0450 , b= 0.0563|
|rect3: a= 0.0675 , b= 0.0450|
|ellip1: a= 0.0525 , b=0.0525|
|ellip2: a= 0.0525 , b= 0.0654|
|ellip3: a= 0.0525 , b= 0.0785|
|tri1: A= (0.0450, 0.0450), B = (-0.0809, 0.0450), C = (0.0450, -0.0809)|
|tri2: A= (0.0450, 0.0450), B = (-0.1060, 0.0450), C = (0.0450, -0.0809)|
|tri3: A= (0.0450, 0.0450), B = (-0.1315, 0.0450), C = (0.0450, -0.0806)|
Each side measures: 0.0605 m
New data preprocessing and rendering scripts in Python are available at this pdproc github repo.
The scripts are contributed by Alina Kloss from Max Planck Institute.
For more details, check the paper Combining learned and analytical models for predicting action effects from sensory data.
The preprocessing script - removes redundant data entries - treats some (not all) of the jumps in object orientation - transforms the orientation to [-pi, pi] - synchronizes the data by resampling to a given frequency - sets the initial object position and orientation to zero - adds information about the push (angle, velocity...) to the h5 data files
The rendering script renders RGB-D images from the data.
Here is the old repo for the dataset. You can find out the details of data collection process or useful python and matlab scripts to analyze the data. We will gradually migrate files to the new repo so that it is more organized.