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— The paper focuses on the manufacturing technology of modular components for large-area tactile sensors, which are made of arrays of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) piezoelectric polymer taxels integrated on flexible PCBs. PVDF transducers were chosen for the high electromechanical transduction frequency bandwidth (up to 1 kHz for the given application).… (More)
—Humanoid robots use tactile fingertips to perform object manipulation. In this paper, an improved prototype of a tactile capacitive fingertip for the hands of the humanoid robot iCub is presented. In particular, a conductive silicone based material has been used to improve the characteristics of the capacitive sensor and an additional silicone foam layer… (More)
In this paper, we describe the artificial skin of the humanoid robot iCub. It gives pressure measurement and surface information about the contact surface between the robot and the environment General Terms Measurement, Design.