Collaborative research conducted with Dr. Jianzhu Yin and Dr. Jonathan D. Posner (Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington) has been featured in a number of online articles. The multimodal tactile sensor skin can be used to measure normal force, shear force, and vibration at frequencies that surpass human capabilities. […]
Biomechatronics Lab alumnus, Dr. Randall B. Hellman was a co-author of a paper titled, “Functional contour-following via haptic perception and reinforcement learning,” which has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Haptics. This research was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Cem Tekin (Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, […]
Kenneth Gutierrez and Shengxin Jia each had papers accepted to the 2017 RSS Workshop on “Tactile Sensing for Manipulation: Hardware, Modeling, and Learning” to be held in Boston, MA on July 15, 2017. Citations: Gutierrez, K. and Santos, V.J. “Online perception […]
The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in two Voice of America video reports: a Spanish language report on “El futuro de los robots táctiles” and an expanded English report on “More than a Feeling, Robots Developing Sense of Touch.” Kenneth Gutierrez demonstrates his work on haptic perception through handheld objects. […]
[[This position has now been filled.]] We seek a Postdoctoral Scholar to join our research team immediately for a new project involving the haptic search and retrieval of objects buried in granular media, bimanual manipulation, and shared autonomy teleoperation of field deployable robots. MINIMUM requirements: Ph.D. degree in […]
The Biomechatronics Lab was featured in a trailer for a 2017 documentary titled, “NEO,” directed by Douglisio DiMuccio and Rob Miller of Voyage Creative Group. NEO is a “hybrid of documentary and visual art piece that depicts the current state of technology, our humanity and where the two […]
The Biomechatronics Lab was filmed for a 2017 documentary titled, “NEO,” directed by Douglisio DiMuccio and Rob Miller of Voyage Creative Group. NEO is a “hybrid of documentary and visual art piece that depicts the current state of technology, our humanity and where the two may intertwine and […]
The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in a National Science Foundation video titled, “Generation Robot,” to mark five years of multi-agency National Robotics Initiative (NRI) efforts to “accelerate the research, development and use of robots that work beside or cooperatively with people.” The lab’s video clips begin at 2:59 […]
The Biomechatronics Lab and its “BairClaw” robot hand testbed is featured in a UCLA Daily Bruin article titled, “UCLA lab working to create machine that simulates touch,” written by Brianna Campbell.
The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in a PCMag article titled, “Up Close With the ‘BairClaw’ Robot Hand,” written by Sophia Stuart. The article highlights research conducted with robot hand and arm technology from Barrett Technology, multimodal tactile sensor technology from SynTouch, and our custom BairClaw robot hand testbed.