Yasuaki Matsunaga

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A micro ultrasonic motor using sector shaped piezoelectric ceramics vibrators has been designed and fabricated. This type micro motor has advantages, such as a high-torque driving, a low-profile, lightweight and compact structure. The outer diameter of vibrator was 9.8 mm, the inner diameter was 5.2 mm, and the thickness was 0.8 mm. The vibrator's(More)
This paper describes precision enhancement of an optical three-axis tactile sensor capable of detecting both normal force and tangential force. The sensor’s single cell consists of a columnar feeler and 2-by-2 conical feelers. We have derived equations to precisely estimate the three-axis force from the area-sum and area-difference of the conical feelers’(More)
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