The fingers with integrated tactile sensors have started to be used for DLOs shape reconstruction.
The sensorized finger is able, during a static grasp, to estimate the shape of cables with different diameters and in different configurations. Sensorized grippers are now available in laboratories of several partners.
During next months, the grippers will be used together with robotic platforms to execute preliminary experiments on simplified scenarios related to use cases.
These videos report some examples of shape reconstruction.
Written by UCLV