Artificial Intelligence | Robotics and Control | Machine Learning Contactile | Giving Robots a Human Sense of Touch


Enterprise, Robotics, Robotic Dexterity, Robotic Gripping, Tactile sensors Sydney, NSW , Australia

Contactile

Artificial Intelligence | Robotics and Control | Machine Learning


Contactile | Giving Robots a Human Sense of Touch

Contactile

Robotics, Robotic Dexterity, Robotic Gripping, Tactile sensors


Sydney, NSW , Australia

Contactile is a UNSW Sydney spin-out company established in mid-2019. Our sensing technology was developed with funding support from the Australian Research Council and the US Office of Naval Research Global. We are an innovator of world-leading tactile sensors for robots that enable smart dexterous robotic gripping. We are a sensor + haptics company specializing in tactile sensors for real-world robotic applications. Off-the-shelf grippers lack the sense of touch required to perform intelligent gripping. Tactile sensing is the final frontier in robot dexterity. Contactile gives robots a human sense of touch – enabling intelligent and dexterous grip. Contactile sensors allow grippers to apply the optimal grip force to objects of different weights, sizes, and friction without additional programming. 

Our tactile sensor is made of an array of soft pillars which can be deflected independently. Our revolutionary patented optical technology allows each pillar to sense 3D deflection, 3D force, and 3D vibration. Torque is measured by analyzing the distribution of forces across the array. By analyzing the pillar movements in real-time, the onset of slip can be detected and friction estimated.

The human hand is a sophisticated and versatile instrument. Our hands can be gentle enough to pick a raspberry without squashing it or hold an egg without dropping or breaking it. Our hands can also be quite powerful. We can hold heavy objects such as the weight of our own body, and operate heavy tools such as an axe. And we do all this with very high precision and control. It is our sense of touch that enables our extraordinary dexterity. Robots are making the move into unstructured environments where they will need to handle objects that they have never encountered before. And while robotic gripping technologies have come a long way, they are still not able to grip things with

 

B2B

1 to 25

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Scaling Up

2019

 
 

Consumer Electronics

Intelligent Sense of Touch

Increase Productivity
Increase Efficiency

 
 

Analytics
Production
Service

Yes

Active

 
 

   Robotics and Control
   Machine Learning
   Machine Perception
   Natural Language Processing
   Automated Planning and Search


3D Sensors

3D Sensors

Smart Sensor Platform

Smart Sensor Platform


Image

Image

Video

Video

Audio

Audio

Structured

Structured

 

   Software


N/A


3D Mapping Algorithms

3D Mapping Algorithms

Machine Learning Algorithm

Machine Learning Algorithm

Deep Learning Algorithm

Deep Learning Algorithm

 
 

  • Contactile Wins Advanced Manufacturing Award
 
 

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$2.5M

Company was founded 2019 and it took almost 3 years (May 2022) to raise first external round

 
 

Date

Round

$ Raised

Investors

05/05/2022

Seed

$2.5M

True Ventures, Flying Fox Ventures, Radar Ventures, UNSW Founders

Date : 05/05/2022

Round: Seed

$ Raised: $2.5M

Investors: True Ventures, Flying Fox Ventures, Radar Ventures, UNSW Founders

 

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Heba Khamis

Heba Khamis
CEO, Co-founder

Benjamin Xia

Benjamin Xia
Co-Founder

 
 

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