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Proposal of tactile sensor development based on tissue engineering

Pham Quang Trung, Takayuki Hoshi, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Akihito Sano
2013 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
But the issues of tactile sensors such as wiring and robustness still remain.  ...  In this paper, we propose the basic concept of tactile sensor based on tissue engineering and the hypotheses of approaching methods.  ...  This paper describes our concept of cell-based tactile sensors in Section II, surveys the literature of skins and Meissner corpuscles in Section III, discusses possible developing ways and hypotheses toward  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2013.6696627 dblp:conf/iros/TrungHTS13 fatcat:iuwm2unia5falk2ddfew4kbuju

Tactile Sensor for Manipulation of Deformable Object

Muhammad. A.Ayub, Rabiatul. A.Jaafar, Amir Abdul Latif, . .
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
Mathematical modelling and control algorithm are developed and the tactile sensor is calibrated in this research.  ...  Therefore, a new optical tactile sensor for an intelligent handling of the non-rigid materials is presented in this paper.  ...  The applications of robotics in our daily lives are broad.  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i4.27.22492 fatcat:zwupxjj37reevblw2a4cgkj3le

Development of soft sensor exterior embedded with multi-axis deformable tactile sensor system

Asuka Kadowaki, Tomoaki Yoshikai, Marika Hayashi, Masayuki Inaba
2009 RO-MAN 2009 - The 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication  
sensor element prototypes and it is difficult to use them for developing soft tactile exterior.  ...  Although there are many studies on tactile sensing elements themselves and some of them realize the mechanical softness of the element, most of their studies just propose their detection theory with their  ...  For example, soft materials that humans touch closely in their daily lives, such as a chair back, a cushion, or a pillow, can be sensorized keeping its softness by the proposed sensor system.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2009.5326073 dblp:conf/ro-man/KadowakiYHI09 fatcat:otiiyszynvbkbm7suhx4hitufq

Design and Modeling of a New Tactile Sensor Based on Membrane Deflection

Ali Tavakoli Golpaygani, Siamak Najarian, Goldis Darb Emamieh
2007 American Journal of Applied Sciences  
This versatility facilitates the use of the sensor in smart applications where tactile information is used to create intelligent system.  ...  The proposed sensor is suitable for using in medical applications, especially in minimally invasive surgery (MIS).  ...  CONCLUSION The demonstrated polymer-based tactile sensor is a major step towards realizing sensors that can provide robots with direct tactile feedback similar to the biological sense of touch.  ... 
doi:10.3844/ajassp.2007.815.820 fatcat:mkbc3benizbxdiuuub7ol5lx6e

Using a high spatial resolution tactile sensor for intention detection

Claudio Castellini, Risto Koiva
2013 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)  
This paves the way for high spatial resolution tactile sensors to be used as a means for intention detection.  ...  In this paper we present exciting initial results of an experiment aimed at intention detection using a high-spatial-resolution, highdynamic-range tactile sensor.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank Carsten Schürmann of Bielefeld University for developing the modular tactile sensor system.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icorr.2013.6650365 pmid:24187184 dblp:conf/icorr/CastelliniK13 fatcat:jlkdesiyynffbgl3xuq7askydu

Exploratory Tactile Servoing With Active Touch

Nathan F. Lepora, Kirsty Aquilina, Luke Cramphorn
2017 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  
sensor towards the perceived edge orientation.  ...  The tactile servoing part of the action orients the sensor towards the perceived edge angle θ dec by trying to maintain a fixed angle θ fix relative to the edge ∆θ = π θ [P (r l , θ n |z 1: t dec )] =  ... 
doi:10.1109/lra.2017.2662071 dblp:journals/ral/LeporaAC17 fatcat:bys4em5svvbivfgcebaxcdmeie

Flexible Electronic Skin: From Humanoids to Humans

Ravinder Dahiya, Deji Akinwande, Joseph S. Chang
2019 Proceedings of the IEEE  
These early solutions for tactile sensing focused on the application in rigid-body robotics, while robotic is evolving toward softer and compliant robots.  ...  architectures, including multimodal single cells, three-axes tactile sensors, vertical-stacked sensor arrays, active-matrix sensor arrays, and integration electronics.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2019.2941665 fatcat:ca5z7uxfkzfifhj3hcnuqdbzfi


Shuzhi Sam Ge, Maja J Matarić
2011 International Journal of Social Robotics  
three-axis tactile sensor by using an optical measurement method.  ...  The fourth work on "Investigation on People Living with Seal Robot at Home" by Takanori Shibata, Yukitaka Kawaguchi and Kazuyoshi Wada examined the participant's attitudes towards Paro, a seal robot.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-011-0135-6 fatcat:7cdb2rytsra5vbwb3ktovrwvye

Multi-Modal Geometric Learning for Grasping and Manipulation [article]

David Watkins-Valls, Jacob Varley, Peter Allen
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Tactile information is acquired to augment the captured depth information. The network can then reason about the object's geometry by utilizing both the collected tactile and depth information.  ...  We demonstrate that even small amounts of additional tactile information can be incredibly helpful in reasoning about object geometry.  ...  The additional tactile information is more useful on more difficult completion problems. the fingers closed towards the object.  ... 
arXiv:1803.07671v3 fatcat:japmlj5ctbdv3ir73fg7pri7hm

A Bio-Hybrid Tactile Sensor Incorporating Living Artificial Skin and an Impedance Sensing Array

David Cheneler, Elisa Buselli, Domenico Camboni, Carl Anthony, Liam Grover, Michael Adams, Calogero Oddo
2014 Sensors  
The results demonstrate the effectiveness and feasibility of the preliminary prototype bio-hybrid tactile sensor.  ...  The development of a bio-hybrid tactile sensor array that incorporates a skin analogue comprised of alginate encapsulated fibroblasts is described.  ...  Sensors 2014, 14  ... 
doi:10.3390/s141223781 pmid:25615726 pmcid:PMC4299087 fatcat:36ba6ijwtjgxddmqyv5hozi4hm

PyTouch: A Machine Learning Library for Touch Processing [article]

Mike Lambeta, Huazhe Xu, Jingwei Xu, Po-Wei Chou, Shaoxiong Wang, Trevor Darrell, Roberto Calandra
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We evaluate PyTouch on real-world data from several tactile sensors on touch processing tasks such as touch detection, slip and object pose estimations.  ...  With the increased availability of rich tactile sensors, there is an equally proportional need for open-source and integrated software capable of efficiently and effectively processing raw touch measurements  ...  PyTouch is a step towards unifying the tactile processing field to create a proven, tested and modular open source software library available to all researchers and practitioners. III.  ... 
arXiv:2105.12791v1 fatcat:3ipl3tbofjfmjkyk4ami46llfu

Development of an intelligent object for grasp and manipulation research

Risto Koiva, Robert Haschke, Helge Ritter
2011 2011 15th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR)  
In this paper we introduce a novel device, called iObject, which is equipped with tactile and motion tracking sensors that allow for the evaluation of human and robot grasping and manipulation actions.  ...  We have implemented data capture and live visualization software for Linux and Windows hosts. IV.  ...  The tactile sensor sensitivity evaluation can be found in Sec. IV.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icar.2011.6088549 dblp:conf/icar/KoivaHR11 fatcat:slwblnam5fgnlcmztrwm7ltnea

A tunable physical model of arthropod antennae

Alican Demir, Edward W Samson, Noah J Cowan
2010 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
Here we describe a highly tunable, modular tactile robotic model antenna and experimentally test its tactile sensing performance using a custom testbed.  ...  Exploratory experiments demonstrate the importance mechanical "tuning" on tactile navigation performance.  ...  Thus, an individual whisker likely transduces a tiny fraction of the tactile information encoded by a living arthropod antenna which boasts literally thousands of sensory structures distributed along its  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.2010.5509323 dblp:conf/icra/DemirSC10 fatcat:mq27uxfafnextnyii5ya7wfsma

Toward Perceptive Soft Robots: Progress and Challenges

Hongbo Wang, Massimo Totaro, Lucia Beccai
2018 Advanced Science  
and strain sensor; e) magnetic tactile or deformation sensor; f) the "smart braid;" g) inductive tactile sensor.  ...  However, the hallmark of perception is the detection of both external and internal mechanical cues, which enables living organisms to thrive in the world.  ... 
doi:10.1002/advs.201800541 pmid:30250796 pmcid:PMC6145216 fatcat:wdsguo4y5rf6tpdklo4esonr7y

Towards a Roadmap for Living Machines [chapter]

Nathan F. Lepora, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, Tony J. Prescott
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Tactile sensors can be used to sense a diverse range of stimulus ranging from detecting whether an object has been grasped to a complete tactile image. Grasping and manipulation with robot hands.  ...  Nature has provided examples of many different types of touch sensor to inspire artificial devices.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39802-5_46 fatcat:iwbb6qxnm5hhrbaczdypan5ejq
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