Contactile

At Contactile, our vision is to enable robots to match and surpass humans in their ability to manipulate objects, so that robots can assist people to do the dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs that humans don’t want to do, or that humans should not do.
We have developed a world-leading hardware sensing technology that gives robots a human sense of touch. Our patented soft sensor design is as sensitive as human skin, enabling the development of versatile robotic automation solutions that are easily reconfigurable for use in any manual handling task.
Petra Andrén

Heba Khamis

Co-founder & CEO, Contactile
Heba Khamis is the CEO and Co-founder of Contactile and believes that people shouldn’t have to work like robots. She has a PhD in Engineering, an Honours degree in Software Engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science from the University of Sydney. She has been researching human tactile sensing and tactile sensor design since 2012 and has extensive experience with programming for Kuka, Epson, and Physik Instrumente robots.

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