A Multi-modal Approach to Continuous Material Identification through Tactile Sensing

Augusto Gomez Eguiluz, Ignacio Rano, SA Coleman, Martin McGinnity

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Abstract

Tactile sensing has recently been used in robotics for object identification, grasping, and material recognition. Most material recognition approaches use vibration information from a tactile exploration, typically above one second long, to identify the material. This work proposes a tactile multi- modal (vibration and thermal) material identification approach based on recursive Bayesian estimation. Through the frequency response of the vibration induced by the material and thermal features, like an estimate of the thermal power loss of the finger, we show that it is possible to identify materials in less than half a second. Moreover, a comparison between the use of vibration only and multi-modal identification shows that both recognition time and classification errors are reduced by adding thermal information.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jul 2016
EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on intelligent Robots and Systems, 2016 - Daejeon, Korea
Duration: 1 Jul 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/RSJ International Conference on intelligent Robots and Systems, 2016
Period1/07/16 → …

Keywords

  • Robotics
  • Tactile Sensing
  • Material identification

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    Gomez Eguiluz, A., Rano, I., Coleman, SA., & McGinnity, M. (Accepted/In press). A Multi-modal Approach to Continuous Material Identification through Tactile Sensing. In Unknown Host Publication IEEE.