TouchMe : Full-textile Touch Sensitive Skin for Encouraging Human-Robot Interaction

Bo Zhou, Heber Cruz Zurian, Seyed Reza Atefi, Erik Billing, Fernando Seoane, Paul Lukowicz

In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) May 29-June 3 Singapore Singapore IEEE 2017.


In this paper, we developed a fully textile sensing fabric for tactile touch sensing as the robot skin to detect human- robot interactions. We defined seven gestures which are inspired by the interactions of typical people to people and pet scenarios. Through evaluation experiment with 5 participants, the machine learning algorithm can recognize the gesture with a 98% accuracy if the algorithm has encountered the person before, and 86.8% accuracy if the person is excluded in the training data.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence