ROBOSKIN (Skin-Based Technologies and Capabilities for Safe, Autonomous and Interactive Robots) is a FP7 STREP European project. Principal Investigator of the UH team is Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn, other academics involved at UH are Dr. Farshid Amirabdollahian and Dr. Daniel Polani. Research staff include Dr. Ben Robins and Dr. Ze Ji. The UH research team investigates how the KASPAR humanoid robot (previously developed at UH), equipped with skin patches that detect touch, can contribute to robot assisted therapy for children with autism. We also develop algorithms for the detection of different types of touch with the long-term goal to be able to teach children with autism about socially “appropriate” tactile interaction with a robot and ultimately with people. 



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