JRM Vol.20 No.4 pp. 628-633
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2008.p0628


Soft Areal Tactile Sensor Using Tomography Algorithm

Yo Kato*, Tomonori Hayakawa**, and Toshiharu Mukai*

*Bio-mimetic Control Research Center, RIKEN, 2271-130 Anagahora, Shimoshidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya 463-0003, Japan

**Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd.

September 28, 2007
January 24, 2008
August 20, 2008
tactile sensor, inverse problem, pressure sensitive conductive rubber

Using inverse problem analysis, we designed a soft areal tactile sensor with pressure-sensitive conductive rubber that does not need complex central wiring because we estimate conductivity change, i.e., pressure on the sensor, in the center based on electrical impedance tomography (EIT), i.e., a type of inverse problem analysis. We discuss results demonstrating the sensor’s effectiveness.

Cite this article as:
Y. Kato, T. Hayakawa, and T. Mukai, “Soft Areal Tactile Sensor Using Tomography Algorithm,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.20, No.4, pp. 628-633, 2008.
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