The two main pillars for unlocking the potential of the robot are manipulation and sense. There is a lot of overlap between the two. Industrial robotic systems need the proper mechanisms for interacting with the world around them.

Companies are increasingly looking to tacticity as a method for gathering data, despite the fact that vision has always been a key to all of this. It gives the robot a better idea of how much pressure is put on an object.

Touchlab, a startup based in Edinburgh, Scotland, won the pitch-off at the event. The judges agreed that the company's approach to the creation of robotic skin is an important one that can helpunlock full potential for sensorial activity. The XPrize agrees. The company is in the running for a $10 millionPrize.

The firm is working with Schunk, which is a German firm, to provide the gripper for the XPrize finals.

The image is called Touchlab.

According to Zaki Hussein, the company's mission is to make electronic skin for robot to give them the power of human touch. A lot of things are going into replicating human touch. This technology is manufactured by us. It is thinner than human skin and can give you the position you are looking for on the robot. It will give you 3D forces at the point of contact which will allow you to do challenging activities.

The company is looking into teleoperation applications, specifically, using the system to remotely operaterobots in understaffed hospitals On one side, a TIAGo++ robot with its sensors gives human workers a pair of extra hands, on the other side, an operator with a virtual reality suit that interprets all of the touch data. The technologies have their limitations.

The image is called Touchlab.

The pressure of the skin is translated into the suit. Hussein says that they are also using gloves that make sounds. Our skin gathers a lot more data than we can send to the user. There's a bit of a problem. There is a point where the robot feels more than the user can do, but we can use the full potential of the best interface of the day.

A variety of different channels are used to translate additional information gathered by the robot into other languages. The company is about to start real-world pilots. Hussein said it would be in February. Three months are spent with geriatric patients in the acute ward. This is the first place in the world where this robot will be used.