Popsci spotlighted Science Fellow Katherine Kuchenbecker

December 3rd, 2014

Science Fellow spotlight: Katherine J. Kuchenbecker

By: Lindsay Borthwick | Posted: 20 October 2011

This afternoon, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, the first member of PopTech’s sophomore class of Science and Public Leadership Fellows to present at this year’s conference, talked about her efforts to make robotic systems more touchy feely. “If the sense of touch is so useful to humans, why are there so few human-computer interfaces that exploit it?” she asked the crowd, citing the numerous tricky manual feats we regularly complete, such as assembling a coffee table from IKEA.

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