Whiskerbot (2003-2006)

Whiskerbot in action

Tactile sensor capability

The study, funded by EPSRC, and referred to as Whiskerbot, investigated a bio-mimetic artificial whisker system which could provide a novel form of robot tactile sensor capable of texture discrimination and object recognition.

The project involved mounting an array of actively-controlled artificial whiskers on a mobile robot to generate input for computational models of neural sensori-motor pathways in the rat brain.

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