Towards a framework for tactile perception in social robotics

Hector Barron-Gonzalez, Nathan F. Lepora, Uriel Martinez-Hernandez, Mat Evans, Tony J. Prescott

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The first step for building reliable humanoid systems is to provide them with perceptual mechanisms that have human attributes, such as the skill development, social interaction, environmental embodiment and sensorial integration. Despite tactile perception being one of the most important elements for human interaction with the world, its implementation within artificial systems has been tardy, principally because it requires a complete integration with the motor systems and an environmental coupling to extract comprehensible information [1]. Thus, this work aims to generate a platform based on haptic information, allowing humanoids to perceive and represent surrounding objects using concepts fully grounded in the sensorial data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - First International Conference, Living Machines 2012, Proceedings
EditorsT. J. Prescott, N. F. Lepora, A. Mura, P. F. M. J. Verschure
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2012
Event1st International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 Jul 201212 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)


Conference1st International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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