Research Opportunities

SynTouch, LLC - Tactile Characterization Research Postdoc

SBIR Award Title

Artificial Characterization of Objects Relating to Human Tactile Perception.

SBIR Award Abstract

This research aims to develop a robotic instrument and measurement standard to provide the world's first quantitative characterization of surface properties that relates to and even exceeds human tactile perception. To date, SynTouch has made substantial progress in developing such a standard using their multimodal tactile sensor modeled after the human fingertip (BioTac) and biologically inspired methods of exploration, signal processing and decision making, achieving greater than 99% classification accuracy over 500 mat... more

Research Opportunity

Tactile Characterization Research Postdoc
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Address

2222 S. Figueroa St PH2
Los Angeles
CA
90007

Officer

Jeremy Fishel
jeremy.fishel@syntouchllc.com
213-493-4400

Principal Investigator

Jeremy Fishel
jeremy.fishel@syntouchllc.com
213-493-4400

Description

Our team is working to develop a robotic instrument and measurement standard to provide the world's first quantitative characterization of how objects feel in a way that relates to and even exceeds human tactile perception. We have developed an advanced tactile sensor (the BioTac, www.syntouchllc.com) that is modeled after the design of the human fingertip and has been used in many advanced robotic applications around the world. We are now applying this technology towards developing a standard to quantify the sense of touch and have obtained impressive results in preliminary studies so far.

Please contact us directly to discuss opportunities.

Desired Knowledge

We are looking for candidates with specialized experience in either:
- software development
- signal processing
or
- research and data analysis

The following are also desirable:
- knowledge about human tactile sensing and basic neuroscience
- experience working with robotics
- mechanical engineering specialization (advanced feedback control design)
- material science expertise
- product development experience
- project management experience

Please contact us directly to discuss opportunities.

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