Tactile Skin Technologies for Robotics and Medical Applications

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Abstract: The miniaturization led advances in microelectronics over 50 years have revolutionized our lives through fast computing and communication. Recent advances in the field are propelled by applications such as robotics, wearable systems, surgical instruments and health monitoring etc., which require electronics to conform to 3D surfaces. This calls for new methods to realize sensing, electronics, and energy related components on unconventional substrates such as plastics and paper. This lecture will present various approaches (over different time and dimension scales) for obtaining distributed electronics and sensing components on flexible and conformable substrates, especially in context with tactile or electronic skin (e-skin). These approaches range from distributed off-the-shelf electronics, integrated on flexible printed circuit boards to advanced alternatives such as e-skin by printed nanowires, graphene and ultra-thin chips, etc. The lecture will also discuss the how large area tactile sensing has changed the research paradigm in robotics from hand-based manipulation to using large body contacts to plan and execute movements even in unstructured environments. The technology developed for sensitive flexible (and possibly stretchable) touch sensing based systems could also enable solutions for numerous emerging fields such as internet of things, smart cities and mobile health as well as global issues related to sustainable environment and health and safety. This lecture will also discuss how the flexible electronics research may unfold in the future.



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  • via zoom https://macquarie.zoom.us/u/a1nuihWJU
  • https://macquarie.zoom.us/j/93398865945?pwd=Wkp2OXVPbzk1T2pTbWcwNGtaV3k2UT09
  • Sydney, New South Wales
  • Australia 2109
  • Co-sponsored by Prof. Subhas Mukhopadhyay


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Prof. Ravinder Dahiya of University of Glasgow, UK

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Tactile Skin Technologies for Robotics and Medical Applications

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https://macquarie.zoom.us/j/93398865945?pwd=Wkp2OXVPbzk1T2pTbWcwNGtaV3k2UT09

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Abstract: The miniaturization led advances in microelectronics over 50 years have revolutionized our lives through fast computing and communication. Recent advances in the field are propelled by applications such as robotics, wearable systems, surgical instruments and health monitoring etc., which require electronics to conform to 3D surfaces. This calls for new methods to realize sensing, electronics, and energy related components on unconventional substrates such as plastics and paper. This lecture will present various approaches (over different time and dimension scales) for obtaining distributed electronics and sensing components on flexible and conformable substrates, especially in context with tactile or electronic skin (e-skin). These approaches range from distributed off-the-shelf electronics, integrated on flexible printed circuit boards to advanced alternatives such as e-skin by printed nanowires, graphene and ultra-thin chips, etc. The lecture will also discuss the how large area tactile sensing has changed the research paradigm in robotics from hand-based manipulation to using large body contacts to plan and execute movements even in unstructured environments. The technology developed for sensitive flexible (and possibly stretchable) touch sensing based systems could also enable solutions for numerous emerging fields such as internet of things, smart cities and mobile health as well as global issues related to sustainable environment and health and safety. This lecture will also discuss how the flexible electronics research may unfold in the future.

Biography:

Biography: Ravinder Dahiya is Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering in the School of Engineering at University of Glasgow. He is the Director of Electronic Systems Design Centre (ESDC) and the leader of Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group. His group conducts fundamental research on high-mobility materials based flexible electronics and electronic skin, and their application in robotics, prosthetics and wearable systems. Prof. Dahiya has published more than 350 research articles, 7 books, and 15 granted/submitted patents. He has given more than 140 invited/plenary talks. He has led many international projects (>£30M) including those funded by European Commission, EPSRC, The Royal Society, The Royal Academy of Engineering, and The Scottish Funding Council. He is the President-Elect (2020-21) and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Sensors Council. He is on the Editorial Boards of Scientific Reports (Nature Group) and has also served on editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and IEEE Sensors Journal. He has been Guest Editor of 10 Special Issues. Prof. Dahiya holds EPSRC Fellowship and in past he received Marie Curie Fellowship and Japanese Monbusho Fellowship. He is Fellow of IEEE.

Personal website: www.rsdahiya.com

URL: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/ravinderdahiya/

Twitter: @RavinderSDahiya

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