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Vol. 124, Issue 1, January 2011, pp.37-47



Design of a Large-scale Three-dimensional Flexible Arrayed Tactile Sensor


1, 2Junxiang Ding, 1Yunjian Ge, 1, 2Shanhong Li, 1,2Fei Xu, 1Feng Shuang

1 Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 230031, China

2 Department of Automation, University of Science & Technology of China, 230027, China



Received: 2 October 2010   /Accepted: 24 January 2011   /Published: 28 January 2011


Abstract: This paper proposes a new type of large-scale three-dimensional flexible arrayed tactile sensor based on conductive rubber. It can be used to detect three-dimensional force information on the continuous surface of the sensor, which realizes a true skin type tactile sensor. The widely used method of liquid rubber injection molding (LIMS) method is used for "the overall injection molding" sample preparation. The structure details of staggered nodes and a new decoupling algorithm of force analysis are given. Simulation results show that the sensor based on this structure can achieve flexible measurement of large-scale 3-D tactile sensor arrays.


Keywords: Flexible tactile sensor, Three-dimensional, Array


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