BIOmimetic Technology for vibrissal ACtive Touch
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
Information & communication technologies
BIOTACT will develop novel biomimetic computational methods and technologies for active touch sensing. The project is inspired by the functionality, morphology, and neural processing architectures of biological sensory systems that use tactile hairs known as whiskers or vibrissae. It will focus on two animals that are tactile specialists- the Norwegian rat and the Etruscan shrew.
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States, Israel and Switzerland.
Name of US Partner
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD