Check out the recent article in Scientific American [link] on electronic skins for robotics. In this article, Prof. Majidi explains the potential role of e-skins for applications in robotics and beyond.
To learn more about SML research on e-skins, take a look at the following papers:
T Hellebrekers, N Chang, K Chin, MJ Ford, O Kroemer, C Majidi, “Soft magnetic tactile skin for continuous force and location estimation using neural networks,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5 3892-3898 (2020). [link]
J Yin, T Hellebrekers, C Majidi, “Closing the Loop with Liquid-Metal Sensing Skin for Autonomous Soft Robot Gripping,” 2020 3rd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 661-667 (2020). [link]
T Hellebrekers, K Zhang, M Veloso, O Kroemer, C Majidi, “Localization and Force-Feedback with Soft Magnetic Stickers for Precise Robot Manipulation,” International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), (2020). [pdf]
J Zimmer, T Hellebrekers, T Asfour, C Majidi, O Kroemer, “Predicting grasp success with a soft sensing skin and shape-memory actuated gripper,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Macau, China, 7120-7127 (2019). [link][pdf]