A biomimetic elastomeric robot skin using electrical impedance and acoustic tomography for tactile sensing

@article{Park2022ABE,
  title={A biomimetic elastomeric robot skin using electrical impedance and acoustic tomography for tactile sensing},
  author={K Park and Hyunwoo Yuk and M Yang and J Cho and H Lee and J Kim},
  journal={Science Robotics},
  year={2022},
  volume={7}
}
Human skin perceives physical stimuli applied to the body and mitigates the risk of physical interaction through its soft and resilient mechanical properties. Social robots would benefit from whole-body robotic skin (or tactile sensors) resembling human skin in realizing a safe, intuitive, and contact-rich human-robot interaction. However, existing soft tactile sensors show several drawbacks (complex structure, poor scalability, and fragility), which limit their application in whole-body… 

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