The Manipulation and Touch Lab conducts research on the following topics.
- Developing new gripper hardware and control approaches for Robot Manipulation
- Studying Human Movement and Manipulation to improve medical understanding and intervention
- Applying new approaches to Haptic Sensing to help robots use touch to understand the world
- Designing and testing Shape-Changing Haptic Interfaces to communicate data without the use of vision.
The lab is led by Dr. Ad Spiers.