Research on a dual-function tactile sensor based on composite
Chongqing University, Main teaching building, Campus A, 174 Shazhengjie, Shapingba, 400044, Chongqing, China
2 College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Chongqing University, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems of Ministry of Education, Chongqing, China
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Accepted: 4 December 2018
Published online: 15 March 2019
Sensors applied on robot skin have developed rapidly, as various kinds of unique function sensors have been designed to detect circumstances like vision, active touch, thermal sensitivity, etc. Some multi-function containing two or more functions above are proposed which are capable to measure multiple data simultaneously. A novel structure is presented in this article which is able to sense the three-axis force loaded on sensor and the temperature around in a limited area. The structure consists of four sector thin composites; three of them are conductive rubbers to detect three-axis force, another one is thermo-sensitive rubber to sense the temperature. A theoretical model and simulation results show that the novel structure of the sensor is feasible to accomplish the two functions.
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