Development of a cylindrical tactile sensor with a tooth-like mechanism

Nurul Adni Ahmad Ridzuan, Norihisa Miki

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Abstract

This paper reports on the development of a pressure tactile sensor with a tooth-like mechanism. Small-size tactile sensors were needed especially in detecting pressure and tactile perception in small and narrow spaces. The tactile sensor was made inspired by the anatomy of a tooth. A tooth can sense pressure and touch from its surface because of the existence of machanoreceptors around its root. This sensor was made with strain gauges around the inner rod, so that when pressure is applied to the sides of the inner rod, the strain gauges will deform, thus the sensor can detect the direction of the applied pressure. The data collected from an experiment done to the sensor device shows that the resistance of the strain gauge located at the direction of the applied pressure increased during pressure application and decreased when pressure was released, while other strain gauges showed almost no respond to the pressure application. From the experiment, it is concluded that the direction of pressure can be detected by the proposed sensor device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEP-IAAC 2015 - 2015 International Conference on Electronic Packaging and iMAPS All Asia Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages401-404
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9784904090138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 20
Event2015 International Conference on Electronic Packaging and iMAPS All Asia Conference, ICEP-IAAC 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2015 Apr 142015 Apr 17

Other

Other2015 International Conference on Electronic Packaging and iMAPS All Asia Conference, ICEP-IAAC 2015
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period15/4/1415/4/17

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Keywords

  • bio-inspired
  • cylindrical sensor
  • pressure detection
  • tactile sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ridzuan, N. A. A., & Miki, N. (2015). Development of a cylindrical tactile sensor with a tooth-like mechanism. In ICEP-IAAC 2015 - 2015 International Conference on Electronic Packaging and iMAPS All Asia Conference (pp. 401-404). [7111044] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEP-IAAC.2015.7111044