June 28, 2012

Bio-Tac Mimics Human Finger With Tactile Sensing

A tactile sensor has been developed by a team from USC's Viterbi School of Engineering. The researchers came up with a new algorithm that is similar to human touch based on exploratory movements from prior experience. The finger-sized Bio-Tac sensor has soft skin that covers liquid and a small hydrophone that detects vibrations to recognize textures while discerning from different temperatures. After testing, the Fishel-built fingerbot could identify randomly selected material with an incredible 95% accuracy.

Via USC

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 28, 2012 11:34 AM
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