IEEE NSW QLD RAS Joint Industry Talk: Tactile Sensing – An Enabler for Autonomous Robotic Gripping

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IEEE Robotics and Automation Society NSW and QLD Chapters present a joint Industry Talk titled "Tactile sensing – An Enabler for Autonomous Robotic Gripping" by Dr Heba Khamis, CEO and Co-founder, Contactile, Australia


Tactile sensing – An Enabler for Autonomous Robotic Gripping
Heba Khamis, CEO and Co-Founder, Contactile

Abstract

Have you ever tried to tie your shoelaces when your fingers are numb from the cold? A task that you have performed countless times before is rendered almost impossible due to a lack of tactile feedback. Our extraordinary sense of touch enables our dexterity. Robots are currently lacking such tactile feedback and as such have very limited capabilities with respect to manipulation. In this talk, we will discuss just what makes human touch so powerful, how we can build artificial tactile sensors that emulate the human sense of touch and we will demonstrate the utility of such sensors when integrated into robotic gripping systems to enable them to pick up and manipulate unknown objects by applying the optimal grip forces which are determined in real-time.

 

Bio

Heba holds a PhD in Engineering, B (Software) Engineering and B Medical Science, from the University of Sydney. She has applied her expertise in biosignal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning in complex biomedical problems including epilepsy, cardiac and autonomic diseases, malnutrition and human tactile physiology. Since 2014, she has been developing tactile sensors for robotic gripping that are inspired by the human sense of touch. She is the CEO and a co-founder of Contactile – a UNSW Sydney spin-out that is commercialising the PapillArray tactile sensor technology that is giving robots a human sense of touch and enabling robotic dexterity.

 

Webpage: https://contactile.com/

 

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1700HRS Sydney Time
1700HRS Brisbane Time

 

Time: Apr 7, 2021 05:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
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  • Date: 07 Apr 2021
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+10:00) Sydney
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  • Starts 10 March 2021 12:00 AM
  • Ends 07 April 2021 05:00 PM
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  Speakers

Heba Khamis Heba Khamis of Contactile

Topic:

Tactile sensing – An Enabler for Autonomous Robotic Gripping

Biography:

Heba holds a PhD in Engineering, B (Software) Engineering and B Medical Science, from the University of Sydney. She has applied her expertise in biosignal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning in complex biomedical problems including epilepsy, cardiac and autonomic diseases, malnutrition and human tactile physiology. Since 2014, she has been developing tactile sensors for robotic gripping that are inspired by the human sense of touch. She is the CEO and a co-founder of Contactile – a UNSW Sydney spin-out that is commercialising the PapillArray tactile sensor technology that is giving robots a human sense of touch and enabling robotic dexterity.