MIT develops a sensor-embedded glove that substitutes for the robot's sense of touch for only 1,000 yen

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Tactile sensing systems are used in conjunction with computer vision and image-based datasets to make robots handle objects well. The gloves with sensors that have been used as tactile sensing systems until now have been equipped with about 50 sensors and cost several thousand dollars (about 100,000 yen), but developed by MIT ' Scalable Tactile Glove (STAG) ' is an excellent product that can provide high resolution by mounting about 550 sensors while using a commercial item to reduce the material cost by about 1000 yen.

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MIT's sensor-packed gloves helps AI identify objects by touch

The 'Scalable Tactile Glove (STAG)' is a mere knit glove at first glance, but it is laminated with a conductive polymer, and about 550 sensors are built into the palm and fingers etc. .

When researchers wearing STAG grab an object, the neural network interprets the pressure signal data to identify the object with an accuracy of 76%. Also, it is possible to predict the weight of objects within 60g.

Depending on the object, there is a difference such as 'Bent to the second joint of index finger but hold the thumb almost without movement', but such information will be an important help when the robot deals with the object from now on. .

in Hardware, Posted by logc_nt