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Active Skins for Simplified Tactile Feedback in Robotics

Faculty 

Funding Agency 

National Robotics Initiative, NASA, National Science Foundation

Description 

Assistant Professor Sarah Bergbreiter (ME/ISR) is the principal investigator for a new National Robotics Initiative grant, “Active Skins for Simplified Tactile Feedback in Robotics.” The research project is one of eight selected by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the initiative. Bergbreiter’s project will support NASA’s future missions in space. The National Science Foundation (NSF) managed the solicitation of proposals and participated in the peer review selection process. Awards range from $150,000 to $1 million, with a total of $2.7 million to be invested in the eight winning projects.