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Organised by Professor Tony Prescott, Professor Alan Wing, Professor Mathew Diamond and Professor John Nicholls FRS

Active touch is finding out about the world by reaching out and exploring—sensing by ‘touching’ as opposed to ‘being touched’. This meeting is about the behavioural, physiological and neuronal underpinnings of active touch in a range of species, including man, and about building robots with biomimetic tactile sensing systems that can help us understand our own sense of touch.

Biographies and audio recordings are available below.

The papers from this meeting have now been published in an issue of the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions B.