Public lecture

Flexible Tactile Sensing for Object Recognition and Grasping

  • 9 August 2023
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
  • Hybrid - International House & Zoom Webinar

IAS Visiting Fellow Associate Professor Wenbo Ding delivers a seminar on their research - 

Electronic skin with tactile perception enables intelligent robots and prostheses to perform dexterous manipulation and natural interaction with the human and surroundings. However, using single tactile sensing mechanism to simultaneously percept geometry features and materials properties remains a challenge due to the bottleneck of signal decoupling. In this talk, I will introduce two major works from my group: (1) Triboelectric enabled material and texture sensing systems (MTSensing) -- a wireless and fully-integrated tactile sensing system that can simultaneously recognize materials and textures based on a single flexible triboelectric sensor; (2) TaTa gripper – a soft jamming gripper based visual-tactile fusion framework for transparent object grasping in complex backgrounds. We believe both methods would have great impacts and potentials in the flexible tactile sensing field.

Arrivals from 11:45 am for a 12:00 noon start. For those joining in-person, lunch will be served from 1:00pm.

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