The #SoftHapticsLab is within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London. Our research aim is to bring together #Haptics and #SoftRobotics and explore solutions to ensure safe human-robot interaction and to dramatically innovate and enhance haptic perception when the sense of touch is lost. We are interested in bio-inspired designs and in transforming these into robotic embedded systems.
We envision our research resulting in novel innovative medical device, being driven by patient’s needs and enhancing human life.
The research focus of the #SoftHapticsLab includes the design and creation of:
What is haptics? Listen to the award winning Science Weekly podcast with Timandra Harkness, Nicola Davis, Max Sanderson and myself. We also hear from Professor Blake Hannaford, Dr Fernando Bello, Professor Hiroyuki Kajimoto, and Professor Stephen Brewster.