%A Eduardo Torres-Jara %A Lorenzo Natale %A Paul Fitzpatrick %T Tapping into Touch %X Humans use a set of exploratory procedures to examine object properties through grasping and touch. Our goal is to exploit similar methods with a humanoid robot to enable developmental learning about manipulation. We use a compliant robot hand to find objects without prior knowledge of their presence or location, and then tap those objects with a finger. This behavior lets the robot generate and collect samples of the contact sound produced by impact with that object. We demonstrate the feasibility of recognizing objects by their sound, and relate this to human performance under situations analogous to that of the robot. %K exploratory procedures, Obrero humanoid robot, sensitive manipulation, haptic exploration, object recognition %P 79-86 %E Luc Berthouze %E Fr?d?ric Kaplan %E Hideki Kozima %E Hiroyuki Yano %E J?rgen Konczak %E Giorgio Metta %E Jacqueline Nadel %E Giulio Sandini %E Georgi Stojanov %E Christian Balkenius %V 123 %D 2005 %I Lund University Cognitive Studies %L cogprints4968