Development of flexible array tactile sensors

Alin Drimus, Nicolae Marian, Arne Bilberg

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In this paper we describe the development of an array tactile sensor for use in robotic grippers based on a flexible piezoresistive material. We start by comparing different cell structures in terms of output characteristics and we construct an array of cells in a row and columns layout. A real time data acquisition system scans all the cells and converts electrical resistance to tactile pressure maps. We validate that this information can be used to improve grasping and perform object recognition.
Key words: piezoresistivity, tactile, sensor, pressure, robotics
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1. Oct 2010
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1. Oct 2010

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