I am somewhat new to robotics. As such, I might be unaware of the correct terms or lingo that I need to use. I am trying to find relevant information on autonomous robotic arm operations specifically in terms of relocating piles of semi-indistinguishable objects. The pile could be anything from a pile of stones, pebbles, sticks, etc.
I am trying to find literature/ examples of similar operations that have been performed in order to get things started on my end. (I have already tried in a simulated environment - gazebo and VREP)
I am able to understand how to autonomously detect and relocate a single inanimate object from point A to point B, but when it comes to piles of the said object I am not sure how to start with the pile. The simulated arm has the capability to cluster pick multiple objects at the same time. (like a clamp)
I have tried to look up online to see if I could find any related articles or research papers but I have been hitting a dead end. Not exactly even sure what I should be searching as the common terms I have used here didn't work.
Any advise, articles, papers, or points in the correct direction would be greatly appreciated!