On this episode, Shihan Lu interviews Dr. Heather Culbertson, Assistant Professor within the Laptop Science Division on the College of Southern California, about her work in haptics. Dr. Culbertson discusses the data-driven reasonable texture modeling and rendering, haptic applied sciences within the social contact, the mix of haptics and robots, expectations and obstacles of haptics within the subsequent 5 years.
Heather Culbertson is a Gabilan Assistant Professor of Laptop Science on the College of Southern California. Her analysis focuses on the design and management of haptic gadgets and rendering techniques, human-robot interplay, and digital actuality. Significantly she is excited about creating haptic interactions which might be pure and realistically mimic the contact sensations skilled throughout interactions with the bodily world. Beforehand, she was a analysis scientist within the Division of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford College the place she labored within the Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Drugs (CHARM) Lab. She acquired her PhD within the Division of Mechanical Engineering and Utilized Mechanics (MEAM) on the College of Pennsylvania in 2015 working within the Haptics Group, a part of the Normal Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Notion (GRASP) Laboratory.