The Perceptual Science Group of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT does research in human vision, machine vision, human-computer interaction, and touch sensing for robotics. Both the Adelson Lab and the Rosenholtz Lab are part of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), located in the Stata Center.
Anne Harrington, Vasha DuTell, and Ruth Rosenholtz, with collaborators in Bill Freeman’s lab and Toyota Research have a new paper on a change detection paradigm to compare human and deep neural network object detection.
Rui and Wenzhen’s work on adapting the Gelsight sensor for robotic touch has been accepted to IROS 2014. This work was done in collaboration with the Platt group at NEU, and it was covered by MIT News.
If robots are to perform everyday tasks in the real world, they will need sophisticated tactile sensing. The tactile data must be integrated into multi-sensory representations that support exploration, manipulation, and other tasks.