Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research


Detection of the Direction and Speed of Motion of Forces on the Surface of a Compliant Tactile Sensor

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A compliant tactile sensor (CTS) has been developed with two orthogonal layers of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and polymer strips. This has enabled the detection of sliding motion along the surface of the sensor. This information is used to detect the motions of forces applied on the surface of the CTS. The speed of sliding motion in each direction can be updated with a resolution of 3mm in both of two perpendicular directions.

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13th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems

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