High Resolution Flexible Tactile Sensors

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This paper describes the development of a tactile
sensor for robotics inspired by the human sense of touch. It
consists of two parts: a static tactile array sensor based on
piezoresistive rubber and a dynamic sensor based on
piezoelectric PVDF film. The combination of these two layers
addresses both spatial distribution of pressure and dynamic
events such as contact, release of contact and slip. Data
acquisition and object recognition applications are described
and it is proposed that such a sensor could be used in robotic
grippers to improve object recognition, manipulation of objects
and grasping.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesAnnals of D A A A M & Proceedings
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)727-728
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • tactile sensors
  • piezoresistive
  • robotics
  • PVDF
  • piezoelectricity
  • object recognition


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