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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)
(2014) Tactile sensing chips with POSFET array and integrated interface electronics. Abstract— This paper presents the advanced version of novel piezoelectric oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (POSFET) devices-based tactile sensing chip. The new version of the tactile sensing chip presented here comprises of a 4 × 4 array of POSFET touch sensing(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 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)
— 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)
An efficient, stereocontrolled synthesis of (6S,7S,8S,8aR)-6,7,8-trihydroxyindolizidine (alias 1-deoxy-7,8-di-epi-castanospermine) (14) has been developed, which exploits an asymmetric vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction (VMAR) between N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-2-(tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy)pyrrole (1) and 2,3-O-isopropylidene-D-glyceraldehyde (2) to(More)
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