Effects of the elastic cover on tactile sensor arrays

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Abstract

Tactile sensors are composed of two substantial parts, the sensory structure and its cover. The characteristics of a sensor are fundamentally set by the sensor design, but are also essentially modified by the elastic cover on top. In this paper we analyze the pure mechanical information-coding effects of the sheltering rubber layer, applied on single-crystalline silicon 3D-force sensors, capable to detect both normal and shear forces. We give instructions on how to enhance the sensor's sensitivity by mimicking human tactile perception with introducing hair- and fingerprint-like elements to the sensor design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators: A. Physical
Volume132
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 8 2006

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Keywords

  • Elastic cover
  • Receptive field
  • Semi-infinite elastic model
  • Tactile sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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Effects of the elastic cover on tactile sensor arrays. / Vásárhelyi, Gábor; Ádám, M.; Vázsonyi, E.; Bársony, I.; Dücső, C.

In: Sensors and Actuators: A. Physical, Vol. 132, No. 1 SPEC. ISS., 08.11.2006, p. 245-251.

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