Active haptic exploration and manipulation
In this project the ESR will develop the haptic exploration strategies to maximize information on the environment using a robotics. For instance, movements along an edge will likely be favored as an edge provides more change in tactile information than a surface. To determine the haptic exploration, the various next moves will be encoded in a Marko chain related by the expected information gain, which can be compared to the chain of haptic by blinded humans exploring the same environment. Various criteria will be set for the robot, only some of which corresponding to the human behavior. Importantly, the exploration will for the first time also incorporate mechanical impedance and interaction force.
Human-like algorithms and implementation of haptic exploration for robots.
ICL: to use predictive coding to identify stable representations
IVO. To learn about tactile user interface for blind
OSS: to work on haptic feedback for prosthetics
Host institution: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Enrolments (in Doctoral degree): Imperial Collage of Science, Technology & Medicine
Mohsen Kaboli, Etienne Burdet