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Conformable and Scalable Tactile Sensor Skin for Curved Surfaces

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Conformable and Scalable Tactile Sensor Skin for Curved Surfaces
Abstract— We present the design and realization of a conformable tactile sensor skin(patent pending). The skin is organized as a network of self-contained modules consisting of tiny pressure-sensitive elements which communicate through a serial bus. By adding or removing modules it is possible to adjust the area covered by the skin as well as the number (and density) of tactile elements. The skin is therefore highly modular and thus intrinsically scalable. Moreover, because the substrate on which the modules are mounted is sufficiently pliable to be folded and stiff enough to be cut, it is possible to freely distribute the individual tactile elements. A tactile skin composed of multiple modules can also be installed on curved surfaces. Due to their easy configurability we call our sensors “cut-and-paste tactile sensors.” We describe a prototype implementation of the skin on a humanoid robot.
Yoshiyuki Ohmura, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Akihiko Nagakub
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ICRA
Authors Yoshiyuki Ohmura, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Akihiko Nagakubo
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