As the largest organ of the human body, our skin provides us with loads of valuable data
Hot. Sharp. Rough. Wet. Our skin is capable of giving us this type of information about the objects and environment around us. As chair of the Institute for Cognitive Systems at the University of Munich, Gordon Cheng and others are working on producing artificial skin as a system of both hardware and software for new humanoid robots.
Other research at the institute includes the study of human vision through humanoid robots and the exploration of specific brain regions to give us more information about human locomotion which can be applied towards rehabilitation technologies. Gordon is also a consortium member of the Coordination Action of the Robot Companions for Citizens FET Flagship Initiative.