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Touch Sensitive Envelopes for Hubo

Flexible and protective outerwear that utilizes capcitive touch sensing technology

This project addresses the need for improvements to brittle composite enclosures and developed protective envelope prototypes for humanoid robots. A padded, flexible outerwear to mitigate fall and collision damage, high tensile strength yarn used in production to provide abrasion resistance and additional protection. Textile touch sensing functionality has been integrated into HUBO's envelope to advance his ability to interact with humans. Contact us at for more information.



 Genevieve Dion, MID
 Center for Functional Fabrics, Drexel University; Department of Design, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University
Youngmoo Kim, PhD ExCITe Center, Drexel University & Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering, Drexel University


MRI-R2: Development of Common Platform for Unifying Humanoids Research was funded by National Science Foundation (0960061, PI Kim)