Towards contour following exploration based on tactile sensing with the iCub fingertip

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

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Abstract

The exploration and interaction with the environment is a required feature of future robotic systems that could behave more flexibly and autonomously in unstructured situations. Modern robots can be equipped with various types of tactile sensors, which provide them with the capability to interact and learn from the environment through active tactile sensing [1]. This is inspired in the way humans and animals interact with the environment in an active, purposive manner. Humans use different exploratory procedures (EP) to extract features and perform object recognition (e.g. tapping, sliding) using the hands and fingertips [2]. In animals this exploration can be achieved with other types of tactile sensor - for instance, the whiskers used by rats and seals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Autonomous Robotics - Joint Proceedings of the 13th Annual TAROS Conference and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress
Pages459-460
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2012
EventJoint of the 13th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2012 and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress - Bristol, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7429 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceJoint of the 13th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2012 and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBristol
Period20/08/1223/08/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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