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Active Touch Sensing

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This Research Topic is cross-listed in Frontiers in Neurorobotics

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This Research Topic is cross-listed in Frontiers in Neurorobotics


Active touch can be described as the control of the position and movement of tactile sensing systems to facilitate information gain. In other words, it is finding out about the world by reaching out and exploring—sensing by ‘touching’ as opposed to ‘being touched’. In this Research Topic (with cross-posting in both Behavioural Neuroscience and Neurorobotics) we welcome articles from junior researchers on any aspect of active touch. We are especially interested in articles on the behavioral, physiological and neuronal underpinnings of active touch in a range of species (including humans) for submission to Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience. We would also welcome articles describing robotic systems with biomimetic or bio-inspired tactile sensing systems for publication in Frontiers in Neurorobotics.

This is an open call, so please feel free to forward to other potential contributors in the field.


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