ESR10 - Learning to Find and Operate Switches

Using both, tactile and visual feedback, a robot should learn to operate various kinds of switches, knobs, etc.

TAGS   Biological Touch   Prosthetics   Technologies for Touch

Overview

Objectives

Using both, tactile and visual feedback, a robot should learn to operate various kinds of switches, knobs, etc. This comprises i) to position the hand relative to the target object utilizing characteristic tactile features on the object and its environment, and ii) to apply a characteristic motion and force profile to operate the switch. This objective will be used also as testbed to compare spiking vs. classical methods for slip detection and force profile analysis.

Expected Results

Behavioral skills allowing a robot hand to reliably operate various switches.

Secondments

  • IIT-iCub

    learn about and implement spiking methods for tactile feature detection

  • USFD

    learn predictive models

  • PAL

    evaluate methods on a different robot hand (generalization ability)

Supervisors

  • R. Haschke

  • C. Bartolozzi

  • T. Prescott

  • S. Terreri

Jakub Cmíral

I was always fascinated by how to teach robots human-like skills/behavior spanning from everyday routine stuff to curiosity and more. My research interests are autonomous robotics and computer vision. I gathered my first "research" experience during my first year at the university, and the hunger for exploring new stuff stick with me ever since.

Neutouch for me

NeuTouch is an excellent opportunity to start my research career and to meet new people interested in similar topics as I am. NeuTouch project will allow me to gather experience from multiple different labs around Europe. I feel like the NeuTouch project will help me to see things from a different perspective.

Info

  • Research Topics

    Robotics

  • Institution

    UNIBI

  • Background

    B.Sc. and Ing. (eq. MCs) in Robotics and Cybernetics (Czech Technical University in Prague, 2017 and 2019 resp.)

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 813713 ).
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