A High-Resolution Imaging Touch Sensor

  title={A High-Resolution Imaging Touch Sensor},
  author={W. Daniel Hillis},
  journal={The International Journal of Robotics Research},
  pages={33 - 44}
  • W. Hillis
  • Published 1 June 1982
  • Engineering
  • The International Journal of Robotics Research
A dexterous robot manipulator must be able to feel what it is doing. The mechanical hand of the future will be able to roll a screw between its fingers and sense, by touch, which end is which. This paper describes a step toward such a manipulator, an imaging tactile sensor with hundreds of pressure sensors in a space the size of a fingertip. The sensor was designed as part of a tendon-actuated mechan ical finger, similar in size and range of motion to a human index finger (Hillis 1981). As a… 

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