Allowing Robots to Feel

Allowing Robots to Feel


Publication Title
ETH Zurich News
Publication/Creation Date
March 16 2020
Creators/Contributors
Fabio Bergamin (creator)
Raffaello D’Andrea (contributor)
Carlo Sferrazza (contributor)
Media Type
Text
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Robotics researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a tactile sensor that could come in handy in just such an instance – and marks what they see as a significant step towards “robotic skin”. The sensor’s extremely simple design makes it inexpensive to produce, as the engineers point out. Essentially, it consists of an elastic silicone “skin” with coloured plastic microbeads and a regular camera affixed to the underside.

These sensors could also be integrated into wearables for sports or provide tactile feedback for virtual reality games.
HCI Platform
Robotical
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Hand
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2020/03/allowing-robots-to-feel.html

Date archived
April 1 2020
Last edited
April 1 2020
How to cite this entry
Fabio Bergamin. (March 16 2020). "Allowing Robots to Feel". ETH Zurich News. Swiss Federal Institute Of Technology (ETH Zurich). Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4328