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15个维度下数字化的触觉 Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

15个维度下数字化的触觉

编者按:与视觉和听觉相比,触觉最能与人产生情感上的共鸣。舒适的触觉让我们联想到家的温暖,让我们倾心于某件商品。冷与热,坚硬与柔软,粗糙与光滑,这些形容词的背后,是无数的神经受体不停地测量着压力,振动频率,热量,再通过大脑将测量结果转化为我们的知觉。数字化触觉,就是这一复杂过程的解构,既是人类认识自我的探索之旅,也可以应用于质量控制,虚拟现实,机器人与假肢等诸多领域,具有重大的商业价值。今天我们要介绍的SynTouch公司,就是触觉数字化的先锋。 SynTouch: 15个维度下数字化的触觉 美国的一家面料供应商遇到了一件难事。他们刚刚升级了生产线。第一批产品却遭到了退货。客户-一家高端牛仔裤品牌-的理由是:新的面料摸起来很“廉价”。

只要有了这个“触手”,机器人也能有触觉 Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

只要有了这个“触手”,机器人也能有触觉

触觉一直被认为是复杂的感官产物,因此很难被机器复制。但最近,植根于美国南加州大学的 SynTouch 公司研发出一种机械触手,能从 15 个维度准确地描述物体表面摸起来是怎样。 我们平时的触感是由遍布全身的触觉器感知的,人的皮肤就是依靠表皮的游离神经末梢感受温度、痛觉或触觉。Syntouch 所研发的装置却有不同的工作原理:19 个高敏电极与触手表面的硅层之间注有盐溶液,当触手与物体表面产生接触时,压强能通过盐溶液导电性的变化传输到处理器中,进而分析出所探测物体的材料特征。

Would you Buy Meat from a Robot Butcher? Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Would you Buy Meat from a Robot Butcher?

Butchers have had a rough half-century. First, artisan butcher shops lost ground to grocery chains, which bought meat in huge quantities and began absorbing local […]

Top 10 Robotics Startups at CES 2016 Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Top 10 Robotics Startups at CES 2016

Here are 10 memorable robots that were featured at the Eureka Park startup zone in Las Vegas. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, 500 startups […]

Replicating the Human Sense of Touch for Robots Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Replicating the Human Sense of Touch for Robots

SynTouch Founder and CEO Dr. Gerald Loeb on the company and its sensor technology. http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4628680991001/replicating-the-human-sense-of-touch-for-robots/?playlist_id=3365167752001#sp=show-clips  

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