Deliverbles from The INTUITIVE Project
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Third year progress report
Report on the progress for the first three years
First representation of haptic input features across a population of cortical neurons
Learning the multiple, parallel in vivo whole cell patch clamp recording technique in the neocortex of the rat. Exploring the representation of haptic input features in neocortical neurons. Tuning properties of neocortical neurons with respect to the haptic input features representation of haptic input features across a population of cortical neurons.
Principles of brain state influence on neural representation of haptic input features
Controlled manipulation of brain states via basal ganglia or corticocortical manipulation. Investigation of neural representation of haptic events across brain states
Analyse closed-form electro/thermal scaling laws for miniaturization. Realise computer aided-design based on the analysis and perform multi-physics simulation. Implement physical miniaturized system
Report on molecular scale mechanism of mechanoreceptors in skin
Develop molecular scale model of mechanoreceptors of the skin. Incorporate biomimetic mechanoreceptor models in synthetic material to be used for artificial skin.
Multi-scale model of synthetic materials mimicking tactile sensing in skin
Validate in-silico model with experimental data. Use the in silico model for design and development of realistic tactile sensing skin
Learning classifier system for high-dimensional sensorimotor data
Characterization of neuromimetic sensorimotor processing. Identification of tactile interaction invariants. Implement learning classifier system for high-dimensional data
Next generation sensory augmentation device
Integration of tactile stimulators in a sensory augmentation device. Design and test mapping of sensory information (orientation, distance to obstacles, dynamics of approach and recess) to degrees of freedom of sensory augmentation device (frequency domain, AM-modulation, selection of simultaneously active tactors (UOS). Usability study and validation of behavioural benefits
Predictive coding model of haptic sensing
Abstract model of haptic sensing integrating tactile and proprioceptive information. Predictive coding modelling of tactile sensing in rodents. Human-like computational model of haptic sensing for robots.
Graphene based touch sensor and benchmarking
Fabrication of graphene based touch sensors
Sensors with memory
Demonstrator of the properties of the sensors based on memristive device
softMEMS based stress and slip sensors
Design and fabrication cantilever based sensors on ultra-thin chips. Characterization of sensors for stress and slip. Embedding sensors in soft materials and connecting to electronics with transparent electrodes
Low-power sensory readout and electronic interface
Architectural study of time-based sensor readout in CMOS. Circuit design and layout of a low-power time-based sensor interface in CMOS.
Ultra thin chips based sensory interface
Thinning of the chip and testing with various sensors.
Integration on flexible substrates – survey and limitation of existing methods
Literature survey analysing the suitability of some of planar electronics integration methods for soft electronics. Stretchable interconnections and stiff sensor/electronics integration configuration.
Embedded integration of sensors/electronics at various depths in soft substrates
Integration of sensors at various depths in soft substrates – towards 3D integration of sensor distribution.
Taxonomy of image processing algorithms in the context of categorizing tactile graphics
Systematic analysis of ‘translating and simplifying visual to tactile graphics’ by a literature review
Design guidelines for representing audio-tactile graphics on a two-dimensional display
Employ deep learning to categorise certain types of graphics. Development of a prototype to translate visual to tactile information. Evaluate the system with blind users on a two-dimensional tactile display. Investigate the combination of audio-output with tactile output.
Haptic integration of proprioception and tactile information for robots
Implementation of predictive coding based haptic exploration with a robot hand. Complex haptic exploration (using Markov chain formalism) and manipulation.
Human-like haptic exploration and manipulation
Comparison of robotic and human manipulation and haptic exploration
Design principles and basic version of the intuitive tactile user interface
Software prototype for the new user interface allowing interaction between the Tactonom and computer
Audio-Tactile Design Pattern Repository
Repository of designed patterns for combination of audio-output with tactile output
Submission/Award of PhD thesis
Submission of PhD thesis for Award competition
First year research schools, workshops, & tutorials
Report on the research schools, workshops and tutorials organized the first year of the project
Second year research schools, workshops, & tutorials
Report on the research schools, workshops, and tutorials organized the second year of the project.
Third year research schools, workshops, & tutorials
Report on the research schools, workshops, and tutorials organized the third year of the project