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Active tactile sensing by robotic fingers based on minimum-external-sensor-realization

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3 Author(s)
Kaneko, M. ; Kyushu Inst. of Technol., Fukuoka, Japan ; Maekawa, H. ; Tanie, K.

The authors discuss active tactile sensing for detecting a contact point between a multifingered robot hand and an unknown object. They define the concept of actively sensible meaning that an active sensing motion can be planned for a sensing event. Assuming more than two sensing events, conditional-minimum-external-sensor-realization is defined, where it is shown that it is possible to reduce the number of external sensors with a well-planned sensing algorithm. Based on these definitions, an active sensing algorithm for detecting the contact point with minimum-external-sensor-realization is proposed. This approach remedies several disadvantages found in conventional approaches. The approach was tested through experiments using a single-finger model with a fingertip tactile sensor

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Robotics and Automation, 1992. Proceedings., 1992 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

12-14 May 1992