15:00 - 16:40 | Wed 31 May | PODS 43-46 (Posters) | WePO2S-22.15
Multi-finger grasping relies on high quality training data, which is hard to obtain: human data is hard to transfer and synthetic data relies on simplifying assumptions that reduce grasp quality. By making grasp simulation differentiable, and contact dynamics amenable to gradient-based optimization, we accelerate the search for high-quality grasps with fewer limiting assumptions. We present Grasp’D-1M: a large-scale dataset for multi-finger robotic grasping, synthesized with FastGrasp’D, a novel differentiable grasping simulator. Grasp’D1M contains one million training examples for three robotic hands (three, four and five-fingered), each with multimodal visual inputs (RGB+depth+segmentation, available in mono and stereo). Grasp synthesis with Fast-Grasp’D is 10x faster than GraspIt!  and 20x faster than the prior Grasp’D differentiable simulator . Generated grasps are more stable and contact-rich than GraspIt! grasps, regardless of the distance threshold used for contact generation. We validate the usefulness of our dataset by retraining an existing vision-based grasping pipeline  on Grasp’D-1M, and showing a dramatic increase in model performance, predicting grasps with 30% more contact, a 33% higher epsilon metric, and 35% lower simulated displacement. Additional details at fast-graspd.github.io.