A hierarchically patterned, bioinspired e-skin able to detect the direction of applied pressure for robotics

  title={A hierarchically patterned, bioinspired e-skin able to detect the direction of applied pressure for robotics},
  author={Marc Negre and Mikael Jorda and Orestis Vardoulis and Alex Chortos and Oussama Khatib and Zhenan Bao},
  journal={Science Robotics},
An e-skin that uses multiple levels of biologically inspired patterning is capable of discriminating both normal and tangential forces. Tactile sensing is required for the dexterous manipulation of objects in robotic applications. In particular, the ability to measure and distinguish in real time normal and shear forces is crucial for slip detection and interaction with fragile objects. Here, we report a biomimetic soft electronic skin (e-skin) that is composed of an array of capacitors and… 

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