A biomimetic MEMS-based tactile sensor array with fingerprints integrated in a robotic fingertip for artificial roughness encoding

This work shows the accomplishment of a full integration of a biomimetic 2×2 tactile array and related electronics in an artificial fingertip. The technological approach is based on merging 3D MEMS sensors and skin-like artificial materials that are moulded mimicking human epidermal ridges. Experimental results using a mechatronic tactile stimulator for… CONTINUE READING