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Beth Stackpole
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Re: Possible use cases?
Beth Stackpole   7/6/2012 12:20:12 PM
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Makes sense and I can definitely see how injecting the sense of touch could improve some inspection type applications.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   7/6/2012 12:18:48 PM
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The main applications mentioned by the researchers are giving industrial robots a finer sense of touch for distinguishing more easily and quickly among objects they handle, as well as prosthetic hands for people.

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naperlou   7/6/2012 11:10:42 AM
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Beth, I can think of one right off the bat from some groups I have been talking to.  The application is automated product inspection.  This is done now with vision systems.  Adding a tactile sensor to the inspection system would be useful in a lot of situations.  Presently, we use vision systems to evaluate texture of surfaces.  This could be tuned to be more accurate.

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Possible use cases?
Beth Stackpole   7/6/2012 7:49:00 AM
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One more example of how technology is making robots much more human-like. But what's the business benefit of having a robot develop a sense of touch? Are there specific applications where this kind of added capability would be useful?

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