M.Sc. Mohsen Kaboli
Technical University of Munich
Chair of Cognitive Systems (Prof. Cheng)
We learn much of our tactile perception by interacting with the environment. Observing tactual exploration of human, we carefully interact with the objects in the world, repeatedly trying to pick up an object, learning to perceive the world through our skin. Most of the research in tactile sensing has focused on building and characterizing tactile sensors. Very little work has been done on robot learning from tactile sensors. Such issues are important for robots to be able to learn autonomously and to interact safe with the environment i.e. without causing any harm to it or to the objects with which it is interacting.
My research focus is robot learning from multimodal sensory artificial skin or tactile sensors. In this context, I am using feedback information from electronic skin provided on robot body parts, to learn a robot to acquire human-like skills for fast environment exploration and safe interaction with human through learning algorithms.
Potential research directions and applications emerging from this area are:
- Research on robot learning for whole body naturally motion by exploiting feed back from electronic skin suit of robots.
- To learn robots, from multimodal sensory skin to handle and manipulate unknown objects with close contact in humans without hurting.
Currently, I am exploiting a robotic manipulator with a multimodal electronic skin covered end-effector for tacitly surface exploration and fast and smooth reaction in unknown cluttered space.
- Tactile-based Manipulation of Deformable Objects with Dynamic Center of Mass. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots 2016, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
- Re-using Prior Tactile Experience by Robotic Hands to Discriminate In-Hand Objects via Texture Properties. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016), 2016 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
- Dexterous Hands Learn To Re-Use The Past Experience To Discriminate In-Hand Objects From The Surface Texture. 33rd Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ 2015), 2015 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
- Humanoids Learn Touch Modalities Identification via Multi-Modal Robotic Skin and Robust Tactile Descriptors. Advanced Robotics , 2015 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
- In-Hand Object Recognition via Texture Properties with Robotic Hands, Artificial Skin, and Novel Tactile Descriptors. IEEE-RAS 15th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2015 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
- New Materials and Advances in Making Electronic Skin for Interactive Robots. Advanced Robotics , 2015 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)