We learn about objects by manipulating them up and looking at them. How can we create a robot that does something similar, pick up a thing it hasn’t seen before, in order to understand better its geometry, color, texture and other properties. Examples include fruit and vegetables, manufactured objects or manipulate the leaves of a plant to see fruits or the stem structure.
This is a broad topic of interest to many of the investigators in the Physical Interaction theme. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss it further.