tactile sensor

tactile sensor

[′tak·təl ′sen·sər]
(control systems)
A transducer, usually associated with a robot end effector, that is sensitive to touch; comprises stress and touch sensors.
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For the research, the team at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) used a KUKA robot arm that had a special tactile sensor called GelSight.
The system was tested on a robotic arm called KUKA with the help of a special tactile sensor called GelSight, which was designed by another group at MIT.
Existing keyboards incorporate either rigid push buttons inserted in a rollable sheet or a tactile sensor array patterned on a multilayered soft sheet.
Combining the advantages of carbon nanotube lines with lightweight, good mechanical properties and electrical and chemical stability [12], we also designed carbon nanotube lines/silicone polymer of the artificial skin tactile sensor based on mesh models.
Another kind of tactile sensor, a PVDF beam-based whisker was reported, and its frequency response was studied by Tiwana et al.
For such applications, the straightforward approach would be to replace every tactile sensor with an optical vibration sensor.
"Traditionally, tactile sensor designs have focused on sensing individual modalities: normal forces, shear forces or vibration exclusively.
Enabling accurate and repeatable measurement of such fine spray information is sensitive capacitive tactile sensor arrays, such as those designed and manufactured by PPS.
Bergbreiter, "A novel all-elastomer MEMS tactile sensor for high dynamic range shear and normal force sensing," J.
A NEW TYPE OF TACTILE sensor that is nearly as sensitive as human skin may one day enable robots to do something humans take for granted-casually wrap their fingers around a cup of coffee without looking.
The topics include the atomic-layer deposition of thin inorganic coatings into renewable packaging materials, developing woven enhanced silk fabric for ballistic protection, novel piezoelectric tactile sensor materials with improved properties, enhancing the char resistance of expandable graphite-based intrumescent fire retardant coatings by using multi-wall carbon nano tubes for structural steel, developing new sol-gel surface treatments formulation for the bonded repair of aircraft, and the laminated microstructure and toughness mechanism of abalone shell.
Honda has developed a highly functional compact multi-fingered hand, which has a tactile sensor and a force sensor imbedded on the palm and in each finger, respectively, and which acts to control each finger independently.