Dan Lee was quoted about optical sensor improvement in MIT News's "Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity"

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Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity

Equipped with a novel optical sensor, a robot grasps a USB plug and inserts it into a USB port.

By: Larry Hardesty | Posted 9 September 2014

Equipped with a novel optical sensor, a robot grasps a USB plug and inserts it into a USB port.

“Having a fast optical sensor to do this kind of touch sensing is a novel idea,” says Daniel Lee, a professor of electrical and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the GRASP robotics lab, “and I think the way that they’re doing it with such low-cost components — using just basically colored LEDs and a standard camera — is quite interesting.”

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