Mouse Whiskers Give Robots Touch Sense

January 2006
InTech;Jan2006, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p11
The article reports on the development by researchers from Italy, Germany and Switzerland in January 2006 of a robot that has the ability to feel. Such robot was created by developing a detector which is modeled on hypersensitive mouse whiskers. Such detectors were then integrated into Khepera research robots. Researchers used a mixture of vision and touch through whisker and light or camera detectors. The combination of sensory inputs indicated how various data sources affect each other and how they combine to offer a clearer perception of any object.


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