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JRM Vol.20 No.3 pp. 473-480
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2008.p0473
(2008)

Paper:

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

Received:
September 27, 2007
Accepted:
March 9, 2008
Published:
June 20, 2008
Keywords:
soft areal tactile sensor, high-speed sampling, human-interactive robot, RI-MAN, dsPIC
Abstract

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.

Cite this article as:
Toshiharu Mukai and Yo Kato, “1 ms Soft Areal Tactile Giving Robots Soft Response,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.20, No.3, pp. 473-480, 2008.
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