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Active whisker placement and exploration for rapid object recognition

Pearson, Martin J.; Salman, Mohammed


Mohammed Salman


© 2019 IEEE. Identifying objects using sparse tactile sensor arrays requires movement across the surface and the integration of sensory information to support hypotheses. In this study we demonstrate a surface placement control strategy to orient and position a biomimetic tactile whisker array relative to the object surface. This reduces the variance in tactile view, or representation, of each region of the object surface thus relaxing the prior pose dependence for object recall. In addition we evaluate two regional search strategies in an attempt to further improve the robustness and speed of object classification.


Pearson, M. J., & Salman, M. (2020). Active whisker placement and exploration for rapid object recognition.

Conference Name 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Start Date Nov 3, 2019
End Date Nov 8, 2019
Acceptance Date Nov 3, 2019
Online Publication Date Jan 27, 2020
Publication Date Jan 27, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 21, 2020
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages 672-677
Series ISSN 2153-0866
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