Development of artificial finger skin to detect incipient slip for realization of static friction sensation

I. Fujimoto, Y. Yamada, T. Morizono, Y. Umetani, Takashi Maeno

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Abstract

The goal of our study is the realization of static friction sensation using a piece of artificial finger skin for robot hand manipulation. In order to realize the sensation, we recall the importance of incipient slip detection. First, artificial finger skin is designed which has characteristics similar to those of a human finger with respect to the shape and sensing functions which enable incipient slip detection: the finger skin has ridges on the surface in which a pair of artificial FAI receptors are embedded. The design process of artificial finger skin is also shown that includes three phases. Design phase 1 involves designing the characteristics of a FAI receptor, which has a transducer for which we chose PVDF film sheets, which have a dynamic stress rate characteristic. Design phase 2 involves determination of the shape and size of the artificial finger skin, and the location of the transducer is analyzed to find its best position. Design phase 3 involves manufacturing artificial finger skin. Experimental results show that incipient slip occurs at the surface of artificial finger skin and reveal that the differential output voltage signal from a pair of artificial FAI receptors embedded in a ridge captures not only low-frequency vibration to generate a predictive signal which warns of incipient slip of the ridge, but also a high frequency vibratory signal which indicates slip of the ridge. In order to judge automatically that incipient slip occurs, we use a multi-layered ANN (artificial neural network). Judging incipient slip using an ANN shows that the system is robust to noise and can detect incipient slip.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages15-20
Number of pages6
Volume2003-January
ISBN (Print)078037987X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventIEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems, MFI 2003 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2003 Jul 302003 Aug 1

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems, MFI 2003
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period03/7/3003/8/1

Keywords

  • Artificial neural networks
  • Fingers
  • Friction
  • Humans
  • Process design
  • Robot sensing systems
  • Shape
  • Skin
  • Stress
  • Transducers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Fujimoto, I., Yamada, Y., Morizono, T., Umetani, Y., & Maeno, T. (2003). Development of artificial finger skin to detect incipient slip for realization of static friction sensation. In IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (Vol. 2003-January, pp. 15-20). [1232571] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MFI-2003.2003.1232571