Sciweavers

Share
DAGSTUHL
2003

Robot Finger Design for Developmental Tactile Interaction: Anthropomorphic Robotic Soft Fingertip with Randomly Distributed Rece

9 years 11 months ago
Robot Finger Design for Developmental Tactile Interaction: Anthropomorphic Robotic Soft Fingertip with Randomly Distributed Rece
The developmental approach enables us to build adaptive robots, and furthermore, to understand the essence of intelligence from the constructivist viewpoint. In this paper, a new design principle for tactile sensors is proposed to investigate and to utilize developmental processes of robots. Based on the design principle, an anthropomorphic fingertip is developed. The fingertip is made of soft material with randomly distributed receptors inside. The robot learns to acquire meaningful information such as the slip and the object texture from the outputs of receptors through interaction with the environment like a human does. Several experimental results are shown to demonstrate its sensing ability and applicability for the developmental approach.
Koh Hosoda
Added 31 Oct 2010
Updated 31 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2003
Where DAGSTUHL
Authors Koh Hosoda
Comments (0)
books