Automatic Recognition of Low Resolution Tactile Sensing Data Using Rapid Transformation

  • Kai-Kuang Ma
  • Paul P. Wang
  • Jack Rebman
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 11)


A pattern is the description of an object that is sensed by appropriate hardware to form a useful data set, which in turn can be processed by a computer. In this paper, we concentrate on a class of patterns arising from geometrical figure approximations as encountered in robotics applications. A wide assortment of devices and systems exists today for data sensing of the environment in the robotics world. Generally speaking, we can classify them into two major classes: non-contact sensing and contact sensing. Non-contact sensing includes optical, sonic, ultrasonic, and magnetic ranging. Contact sensing is the area of tactile sensing with which this research is primarily concerned. A suitable definition of tactile sensing is expressed as continuously variable touch sensing over an array with a certain spatial resolution.


Recognition Rate Test Pattern Character Recognition Learning Base Standard Pattern 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai-Kuang Ma
    • 1
  • Paul P. Wang
    • 1
  • Jack Rebman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering School of EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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