About The Author

Thomas George Thuruthel is a research scientist at the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy.

Tackling Embedded Sensing Using Soft Robotics And Machine Learning

The human body maintains a sense of its own position and motions deriving information from multiple sensory modalities working together. They include the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory system. Among these, the human somatosensory system is the most challenging to emulate in a robotic system. The somatosensory system uses internally embedded receptors to estimate body configuration