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—Robots that work with humans require a soft sensor skin to cover the entire body. In this paper, we propose a new method to realize such a skin. By implanting wireless sensing elements in an elastic body, we obtain an elastic and tough sensor skin which is able to be shaped freely. The element is a passive resonator chip whose resonant frequency reflects(More)
Human-friendly robots of new generation will require the sensor skin that is soft and covering the whole body. But it would be very difficult to fabricate it with the traditional technology, because placement and wiring of vast amount of sensor elements on the 3-dimensionally configured robot surface is laborious. In this paper we propose a novel method to(More)
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