Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

We present a new method to reconstruct the shape of an un- known object using tactile sensors without requiring object immobilization. Instead, the robot manipulates the object without prehension. The robot infers the shape, motion and center of mass of the object based on the motion of the con- tact points as measured by tactile sensors. Our analysis is supported by simulation and experimental results.


"©2001 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE."

Included in

Robotics Commons



Published In

Proc. 2001 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems.