Luigi Pinna

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This research is motivated by the need of integrating cutaneous sensing into a prosthetic device, enabling a bidirectional communication between the amputee and the prosthetic limb. An electronic skin based on piezoelectric polymer sensors transduces mechanical contact into electrical response which is conveyed to the human subject by electrotactile(More)
Tactile sensing helps robots interact with humans and objects effectively in real environments. Piezoelectric polymer sensors provide the functional building blocks of the robotic electronic skin, mainly thanks to their flexibility and suitability for detecting dynamic contact events and for recognizing the touch modality. The paper focuses on the ability(More)
— This paper presents the equivalent circuit model of PBG (Piezoelectric Bender Generator) along with its SPICE implementation. The model, made of lumped circuit elements, is valid under both parallel and series wired PBG operation modes. The model is validated by comparing the simulation results, from the transient analysis of the model in SPICE, with(More)
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