Robot Skin

Chris Atkeson

Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Updated December 1, 2018

I am working on covering robots with eyeballs for two reasons: it is a way to implement tactile sensing, and it gives the robot a "proximity" sense, a sense of what is around it.

The current prototype (FingerVision) is described in Implementing Tactile Behaviors Using FingerVision, A. Yamaguchi and C. G. Atkeson, Humanoids 2017.

A 2016 talk


NSF proposal

More information on FingerVision

Instructions for changing the Raspberry Pi camera V1 lens to a very wide angle lens.

This material is based upon work supported by the US National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-1717066. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.