1 ms Soft Areal Tactile Giving Robots Soft Response
Toshiharu Mukai and Yo Kato
Bio-mimetic Control Research Center, the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2271-130 Anagahora, Shimoshidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya 463-0003, Japan
Human-interactive robots such as those used for nursing should be covered with soft areal tactile sensors for safety and dexterous manipulation. We are developing a human-interactive robot named RI-MAN that is covered with soft areal tactile sensors. The sensors used so far had a sampling period of 15 ms, which is insufficient for smooth sensor feedback response. Here we report our new tactile sensors with 1 ms sampling and improved sensitivity, as well as its experimental results.
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