Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Focus on Tactile Force and Stress Sensors

Edited by Jose Gerardo Rocha

University of Minho, Portugal


This book describes some devices that are commonly identified as tactile or force sensors. This is achieved with different degrees of detail, in a unique and actual resource, through the description of different approaches to this type of sensors. Understanding the design and the working principles of the sensors described here requires a multidisciplinary background of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, biology, etc. An attempt has been made to place side by side the most pertinent information in order to reach a more productive reading not only for professionals dedicated to the design of tactile sensors, but also for all other sensor users, as for example, in the field of robotics. The latest technologies presented in this book are more focused on information readout and processing: as new materials, micro and sub-micro sensors are available, wireless transmission and processing of the sensorial information, as well as some innovative methodologies for obtaining and interpreting tactile information are also strongly evolving.

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SensorsFocus on Tactile Force and Stress SensorsEdited by Jose Gerardo Rocha

Published: December 1st 2008

DOI: 10.5772/103

ISBN: 978-953-7619-31-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5728-1

Copyright year: 2008

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77704 Total Chapter Downloads

45 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

96 Dimensions Citations


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1. How Tactile Sensors Should Be?

By Satoshi Saga


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2. Torque Sensors for Robot Joint Control

By Dzmitry Tsetserukou and Susumu Tachi


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3. CMOS Force Sensor with Scanning Signal Process Circuit for Vertical Probe Card

By Jung-Tang Huang, Kuo-Yu Lee and Ming-Chieh Chiu


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4. Three-Dimensional Silicon Smart Tactile Imager Using Large Deformation of Swollen Diaphragm with Integrated Piezoresistor Pixel Circuits

By Hidekuni Takao and Makoto Ishida


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5. High-Sensitivity and High-Stiffness Force Sensor Using Strain-Deformation Expansion Mechanism

By Yong Yu Takashi Chaen and Showzow Tsujio


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6. High-Precision Three-Axis Force Sensor for Five-Fingered Haptic Interface

By Takahiro Endo, Haruhisa Kawasaki, Kazumi Kouketsu and Tetsuya Mouri


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7. Optical Three-Axis Tactile Sensor for Robotic Fingers

By Masahiro Ohka, Jumpei Takata, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Hirofumi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Morisawa and Hanafiah Bin Yussof


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8. Measurement Principles of Optical Three-Axis Tactile Sensor and its Application to Robotic Fingers System

By Hanafiah Yussof, Jumpei Takata and Masahiro Ohka


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9. Three Dimensional Capacitive Force Sensor for Tactile Applications

By Jose Gerardo Rocha and Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez


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10. Study on Dynamic Characteristics of Six-Axis Wrist Force/Torque Sensor

By Ke-Jun Xu


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11. Performance Analysis and Optimization of Sizable 6-Axis Force Sensor Based on Stewart Platform

By Y. Z. Zhao, T. S. Zhao, L. H. Liu, H. Bian and N. Li


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12. Grip Force and Slip Analysis in Robotic Grasp: New Stochastic Paradigm Through Sensor Data Fusion

By Debanik Roy


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13. Development of Anthropomorphic Robot Hand with Tactile Sensor:SKKU Hand II

By Byung June Choi, Jooyoung Chun and and Hyouk Ryeol Choi


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14. Design of a Tactile Sensor for Robot Hands

By Giorgio Cannata and Marco Maggiali


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15. Tactile Sensing for Robotic Applications

By Ravinder S. Dahiya and Maurizio Valle


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16. Fast and Accurate Tactile Sensor System for a Human-Interactive Robot

By Toshiharu Mukai, Shinya Hirano and Yo Kato


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17. Development of a Humanoid with Distributed Multi-Axis Deformation Sense with Full-Body Soft Plastic Foam Cover as Flesh of a Robot

By Marika Hayashi, Tomoaki Yoshikai and Masayuki Inaba


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18. Research and Preparation Method of Flexible Tactile Sensor Material

By Ying Huang, Min Wang, Huaili Qiu, Bei Xiang and Yugang Zhang


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19. A Principle and Characteristics of a Flexible and Stretchable Tactile Sensor Based on Static Electricity

By Yasunori Tada, Masahiro Inoue, Toshimi Kawasaki, Yasushi Kawahito, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Katsuaki Suganuma


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20. Design Considerations for Multimodal "Sensitive Skins" for Robotic Companions

By Walter Dan Stiehl


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21. Compliant Tactile Sensors for High-Aspect-Ratio Form Metrology

By Erwin Peiner


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22. Tactile Sensor Without Wire and Sensing Element in the Tactile Region Using New Rubber Material

By Yo Kato and Toshiharu Mukai


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23. Recognition of Contact State of Four Layers Arrayed Type Tactile Sensor by Using Neural Networks

By Seiji Aoyagi


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24. Tactile Information Processing for the Orientation Behaviour of Sand Scorpions

By DaeEun Kim


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