This lecture will show some interesting examples how soft body/skin will
change your idea of robotic sensing. Soft Robotics does not only discuss
about compliance and safety; soft structure will change the way to
categorize objects by dynamic exploration and enables the robot to learn
sense of slip. Soft Robotics will entirely change your idea how to
design sensing and open up a new way to understand human sensing.
Biography: Koh Hosoda received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from
Kyoto University, Japan in 1993. He was an assistant professor of
Mechanical Engineering Department from 1993 to 1997, and an associate
professor of Graduate School of Engineering from 1997 to 2010, at Osaka
University. He was a guest professor in Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory, University of Zurich from Apr. 1998 to Mar. 1999. From 2010
to 2014, he was a professor of Graduate School of Information Science
and Technology, Osaka University. Since 2014, he has been a professor of
Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University.