Paper accepted to Transactions on Haptics

Biomechatronics Lab member Kenneth Gutierrez co-authored a paper titled, “Perception of tactile directionality via artificial fingerpad deformation and convolutional neural networks,” which has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Haptics.  This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation. Citation: Gutierrez, K. and Santos, […]

Biomechatronics Lab featured in Los Angeles Times

The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in a Los Angeles Times article titled, “$100-million gift to UCLA shows growing role of private donors in public universities,” written by Teresa Watanabe. Biomechatronics Lab members Shengxin Jia and Lionel Zhang demonstrates their work on haptic perception in granular media. [Credit for […]

New grant awarded by ONR for cable manipulation

Dr. Santos was awarded a $1.6M, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research titled, “Robot grasp and manipulation of deformable linear objects with applications for cable following: Haptic perception.” This award enables collaboration with the research teams of Prof. Julie Shah and Prof. […]