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Title:A Skin-Like Touch Sensor for Object Recognition
Author(s):Hannigan, Emily
Contributor(s):Levinson, Stephen
Subject(s):robotic sense of touch
touch sensor array
shape identification by robotic touch
Abstract:The sense of touch is one of the most important, yet overlooked, senses in robotics. For a robot to learn like and interact with humans, it must be able to feel the world. Prototyped for this study was a 5 x 5 touch sensor array, with a resolution of 11 mm, that represents a human palm. The sensor is coated in a soft rubber that gives it the texture of human skin. This sensor will allow for easy collection of 25 points of touch information. The current refresh rate on the grid is approximately 32 Hz. The goal of this research is to be able to identify shapes pressed into the grid, with the help of basic machine learning algorithms, by the end of the semester.
Issue Date:2016-05
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-29

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