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The Distinguished Lecture on “Capactive Tactile Sensors for Robots and Other Applications” will take place as follows:

Date: 09 July 2024 (Tue)

Time: 03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. 

Venue: Research Building N21, GF, Room G013

The speaker is:

Prof. YANG Wuqiang, IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, InstMC Fellow, Chartered Engineer, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Manchester


The Lecture is:

Capactive Tactile Sensors for Robots and Other Applications



Tactile sensing or touch sensing is important for a robot to interact with the external environment. Currently, most robots can handle a known object at specific location and they are vulnerable to an unknown object or unknown environment. Tactile sensors play an important role in interaction between a robot hand and an unknown object because they can provide necessary information on touch detection and for feedback control. Among various touch sensing techniques, capacitive tactile sensors have gained popularity, due to their simple structure, high sensitivity, low power consumption, quick response, wide dynamic range and low cost. During my talk, I will start from the need of tactile sensors for robot applications. Then, I will review some existing tactile sensing technologies, and introduce the principle and implementation of capacitive touch sensors, which can measure 3D force, and the design of a dedicated digital-analogue hybrid chip. Finally, I will talk about applications of capacitive tactile sensors and the developed chip on robots with video demonstration, and discuss other possible applications, including implementation of brain computation, artificial skin, and AI functions.



Prof. YANG Wuqiang (FIEEE, FIET, FInstMC, CEng) received his BEng (Distinction) 1982, MSc 1985 and PhD (Distinction) 1988, from Tsinghua University. After 3 years as a Lecturer at Tsinghua University, he joined UMIST in 1991 and became Professor in 2005. Currently, he is Director of Business Engagement and Innovation in the Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His research is focused on electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) and industrial applications. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. IM and IET Sci. Meas. Technol. and editorial board member of 7 other journals, including Meas. Sci. Technol. and Sensor Review. He has been invited by many universities and research institutions worldwide and international conferences to give lectures/seminars/keynotes. From 2010 to 2016, he was an IEEE IMS Distinguished Lecturer. He is a visiting professor at 8 universities, including Tsinghua University. In 2006 he received Global Research Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering and took sabbatical leave at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in USA as a visiting professor. He is one of key organizers of IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques. His biography has been included in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in America since 2002. In 2019, he set up a joint research lab for touch sensors for domestic robots between University of Manchester and Beijing Tashan Co. Ltd.


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