Development of a contact width sensor for tactile tele-presentation of softness

  title={Development of a contact width sensor for tactile tele-presentation of softness},
  author={Fuminobu Kimura and Akio Yamamoto and Toshiro Higuchi},
  journal={RO-MAN 2009 - The 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication},
This paper presents a tele-presentation system for tactile softness. Tactile softness was estimated at a remote site, which was then reproduced at a master site, by focusing on change of contact width between a fingertip and an object. To realize the tele-presentation system, a new contact width sensor was developed based on an optical principle. The sensor was designed to have a soft structure to resemble human fingers. The prototype sensor was evaluated for five different samples. The result… CONTINUE READING
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