WPI Research Publication

FALL 2012

WPI Research is the research magazine of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It contains news and features about graduate research in the arts and sciences, business, and engineering, along with notes about new grants, books, and faculty achievements.

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This page: Eduardo Torres-Jara, right, and robotics engineering major Ennio Claretti '13 examine a robotic hand (above) equipped with sensors that mimic the sensitivity of the human fingertip. Opposite page: graduate students Nigel Cochran and Catherine Coleman work on a robot with a novel approach to 3D vision and one that walks with the aid of tactile sensors. VIDEO EXTRA Professor Torres-Jara on why robots need to feel.

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