Paper: Vision2tactile: feeling touch by sight

Title: Vision2tactile: feeling touch by sight
Author: B.S. Zapata-Impata, P. Gil, F. Torres
Conference: Robotics Science and Systems (RSS): Workshop on Closing the Reality Gap in Sim2real Transfer for Robotic Manipulation, June 23, 2019
Abstract: Latest trends in robotic grasping combine vision and touch for improving the performance of systems at tasks like stability prediction. However, tactile data are only available during the grasp, limiting the set of scenarios in which multimodal solutions can be applied. Could we obtain it prior to grasping? We explore the use of visual perception as a stimulus for generating tactile data so the robotic system can ‘feel’ the response of the tactile perception just by looking at the object.
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