Tactile sensing is a major frontier that enables robotic systems to react quickly and meaningfully to touch. We develop modalities for tactile sensing that enable new methods of perception and control for real-world systems.
Thus far, our published work explored how suction flow rate measurements can be used to sense contact, in a way that is both remote from the end-effector and inexpensive. We’ve shown that this novel sensing modality is useful for industrial-style smart suction cup gripping in air and for underwater systems.
- The design and control of tactile sensors for industrial applications through the Innovation Hong Kong Centre for Logistics Robotics.
- Exploring new remote tactile sensing modalities for marine and planetary tactile sensing.
Current researchers (September 2023): Yuri Gloumakov, Jungpyo Lee, Jadesola Aderibigbe, Sebastian Lee.< Back to previous page
This “singing” tactile sensor uses resonant chambers. The electronics-free soft gripper only needs a single offboard microphone to sense grasp state. Great option for harsh environments, where electronics must be protected.
This work is continuing with a recent preprint in ArXiv of a sensitive multi-taxel skin.