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JRM Vol.34 No.2 pp. 285-287
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2022.p0285
(2022)

Letter:

Analysis of Soft Contact in Force Sensing and Elastic Jumping

Takahiro Matsuno and Shinichi Hirai

Department of Robotics, Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

Received:
August 20, 2021
Accepted:
February 4, 2022
Published:
April 20, 2022
Keywords:
contact, soft sensor, elastic jumping, design
Abstract
Analysis of Soft Contact in Force Sensing and Elastic Jumping

Optimized shapes of elastic jumping robot

This study focuses on the mechanical contact between a soft body and the environment, referred to as soft contact. First, the soft contact between an object and a soft capacitive sensor was analyzed. We derived the stress-strain relationship of the dielectric in a soft capacitive sensor, where the sensor output depended on the force; however, it was independent of the contact area. Second, the soft contact between an elastic jumping robot and the environment was analyzed. We derived the local optimal shapes for higher jumping.

Cite this article as:
T. Matsuno and S. Hirai, “Analysis of Soft Contact in Force Sensing and Elastic Jumping,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.34, No.2, pp. 285-287, 2022.
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References
  1. [1] T. Matsuno and S. Hirai, “Reducing the Influence of the Contact Area on a Soft Capacitive Force Sensor,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol.6, No.3, pp. 5824-5831, 2021.
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