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Title: Experimental validation of a polyvinylidene fluoride sensing element in a tactile sensor
Authors: Yahud, S.
Dokos, S.
Morley, J. W.
Lovell, N. H.
Keywords: Sensors;Tactile sensor;Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF);Sensing element
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2010
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Citation: p. 5760-5763
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2010
Abstract: A tactile sensor for robotic applications is described, inspired by the mechanoreceptors in the glabrous skin of the human hand, in order to replicate the sensory function of both slow adapting and fast adapting mechanoreceptors. Strain gauges were used for the slow adapting receptors, and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film was used to replicate the fast adapting receptors. A finite element analysis (FEA) model was used to predict the output response of the PVDF film, and verified experimentally. The PVDF film was observed to respond linearly to mechanical stress and exhibited increased gain at higher frequencies. “Ramp and hold” stimuli were applied to the tactile unit sensor, and the PVDF film only responded at contact onset and offset, similar to the response of fast adapting receptors. The PVDF acted as a dynamic sensing element for the proposed tactile sensor unit.
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URI: http://ezproxy.unimap.edu.my:2080/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5627847
http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11303
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4123-5
Appears in Collections:Shuhaida Yahud, Dr.
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