publication . Article . 2020

Pressure distribution classification and segmentation of human hands in contact with the robot body

Albini, Alessandro; Cannata, Giorgio;
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  • Published: 10 Mar 2020 Journal: The International Journal of Robotics Research, volume 39, issue 6, pages 668-687 (issn: 0278-3649, eissn: 1741-3176, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Italy
This article deals with the problem of the recognition of human hand touch by a robot equipped with large area tactile sensors covering its body. This problem is relevant in the domain of physical human–robot interaction for discriminating between human and non-human contacts and to trigger and to drive cooperative tasks or robot motions, or to ensure a safe interaction. The underlying assumption used in this article is that voluntary physical interaction tasks involve hand touch over the robot body, and therefore the capability to recognize hand contacts is a key element to discriminate a purposive human touch from other types of interaction. The proposed appr...
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free text keywords: tactile sensing, robot skin, human robot interaction, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Modelling and Simulation, Software, Human–robot interaction, Computer science, Segmentation, Robot, Computer vision, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Tactile sensor
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Co-production CeLL performing Human-Robot Collaborative AssEmbly
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 820767
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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