Biomimetic Tactile Sensor Array

@article{Wettels2008BiomimeticTS,
  title={Biomimetic Tactile Sensor Array},
  author={Nicholas Wettels and Veronica J. Santos and Roland S. Johansson and Gerald E. Loeb},
  journal={Advanced Robotics},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={829 - 849}
}
The performance of robotic and prosthetic hands in unstructured environments is severely limited by their having little or no tactile information compared to the rich tactile feedback of the human hand. We are developing a novel, robust tactile sensor array that mimics the mechanical properties and distributed touch receptors of the human fingertip. It consists of a rigid core surrounded by a weakly conductive fluid contained within an elastomeric skin. The sensor uses the deformable properties… 
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