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Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of a Novel Flexible Membrane Tactile Sensor

Goldis Darb Emamieh, Ahmad Ameri, Siamak Najarian and Ali Tavakoli Golpaygani

Abstract

In this study, we report the development of a new multi tactile sensor, capable of detecting 2D surface texture image, measuring contact-force, and identifying the difference between stiffness of sensed objects. The designed tactile sensor consists of a chamber and a membrane with a mesa structure. The detecting principle is a combination of membrane deflection and piezoresistance effects. A major advantage of the designed system is that it can be easily miniaturized and micromachined. As a result, it is suitable for using in medical applications, especially in minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 2, 2008, 122-128

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2008.122.128

Submitted On: 15 July 2007 Published On: 28 February 2008

How to Cite: Emamieh, G. D., Ameri, A., Najarian, S. & Golpaygani, A. T. (2008). Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of a Novel Flexible Membrane Tactile Sensor. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(2), 122-128. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2008.122.128

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Keywords

  • Tactile sensor
  • Contact force
  • Stiffness
  • Membrane