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Tactile Sensing—From Humans to Humanoids
Tactile sensing, focused to fingertips and hands until past decade or so, has now been extended to whole body, even though many issues remain open, and various system issues that keep tactile sensing away from widespread utility are discussed. Expand
Directions Toward Effective Utilization of Tactile Skin: A Review
A wide variety of tactile (touch) sensors exist today for robotics and related applications. They make use of various transduction methods, smart materials and engineered structures, complexExpand
Robotic Tactile Sensing: Technologies and System
Future robots are expected to work closely and interact safely with real-world objects and humans alike. Sense of touch is important in this context, as it helps estimate properties such as shape,Expand
SPICE model for lossy piezoelectric polymers
This work presents the transmission line equivalent model for lossy piezoelectric polymers and its SPICE implementation. The model includes the mechanical/viscoelastic, dielectric/electrical, andExpand
Electronic skin and electrocutaneous stimulation to restore the sense of touch in hand prosthetics
The current benchtop prototype of a distributed sensing-stimulation system is presented, together with the envisaged high-fidelity solution which will be integrated into a real prosthetic hand. Expand
Tactile-Data Classification of Contact Materials Using Computational Intelligence
Experimental results indicate that the CI tools are effective in dealing with the challenging problem of material classification, and the comparative analysis shows that SVM provides the best tradeoff between classification accuracy and computational complexity of the classification algorithm. Expand
A high-sensitivity tactile sensor based on piezoelectric polymer PVDF coupled to an ultra-low voltage organic transistor
Abstract This paper reports on a highly sensitive tactile sensor based on a floating gate organic transistor called Organic Charge Modulated FET coupled with a flexible piezoelectric polymer (namelyExpand
Tactile Sensing Technologies
This chapter presents the state-of the-art of robotic tactile sensing technologies and analyzes the present state of research in the area tactile sensing. Various tactile sensing technologies haveExpand
A System for Electrotactile Feedback Using Electronic Skin and Flexible Matrix Electrodes: Experimental Evaluation
The experiments demonstrated that the system successfully translated the mechanical interaction into the moving electrotactile profiles, which the subjects could recognize with a good performance and identify the movement direction with a high confidence. Expand
Tactile sensing for robotic applications
Robotic devices – limited to the structured environment of manufacturing plants until few years ago – are slowly making way into human life, which has led to the emergence of interaction and learningExpand