Development of a texture sensor emulating the tissue structure and perceptual mechanism of human fingers

Yuka Mukaibo, Hirokazu Shirado, Masashi Konyo, Takashi Maeno

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Abstract

This paper discusses a novel approach in developing a texture sensor emulating the major features of a human finger. The aim of this study is to realize precise and quantitative texture sensing. Three physical properties, roughness, softness, and friction are known to constitute texture perception of humans. The sensor is designed to measure the three specific types of information by adopting the mechanism of human texture perception. First, four features of the human finger that were focused on in designing the novel sensor are introduced. Each feature is considered to play an important role in texture perception; the existence of nails and bone, the multiple layered structure of soft tissue, the distribution of mechanoreeeptors, and the deployment of epidermal ridges. Next, detailed design of the texture sensor based on the design concept is explained, followed by evaluating experiments and analysis of the results. Finally, we conducted texture perceptive experiments of actual material using the developed sensor, thus achieving the information expected. Results show the potential of our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Pages2565-2570
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2005 Apr 182005 Apr 22

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period05/4/1805/4/22

Keywords

  • Tactile sensor
  • Texture perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mukaibo, Y., Shirado, H., Konyo, M., & Maeno, T. (2005). Development of a texture sensor emulating the tissue structure and perceptual mechanism of human fingers. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 2565-2570). [1570499] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2005.1570499