A toolbox for supporting the design of large-scale capacitive tactile systems

Thuy Hong Loan Le, Perla Maiolino, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Giorgio Cannata, Alexander Schmitz

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Abstract

In the process of covering a generic robot with artificial skin, it is necessary to use design tools allowing designers to specify and validate tactile requirements for the scenario at hand. In particular, given a set of well-defined functional requirements (e.g., minimum spatial sensitivity or minimum force to detect), there are two needs to be fulfilled: (i) to check the artificial skin capability to meet these requirements and criteria; (ii) to drive the customization process to find a reasoned trade-off between different (and possibly conflicting) design parameters, such as dielectric thickness or taxel diameter. The main contribution of this article is the description of a robot skin design toolbox based on Finite Element Analysis, able to provide the designer with insights in the behaviour of large scale tactile systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, HUMANOIDS 2011
Pages153-158
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, HUMANOIDS 2011 - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 2011 Oct 262011 Oct 28

Publication series

NameIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
ISSN (Print)2164-0572
ISSN (Electronic)2164-0580

Conference

Conference2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, HUMANOIDS 2011
CountrySlovenia
CityBled
Period11/10/2611/10/28

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Le, T. H. L., Maiolino, P., Mastrogiovanni, F., Cannata, G., & Schmitz, A. (2011). A toolbox for supporting the design of large-scale capacitive tactile systems. In 2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, HUMANOIDS 2011 (pp. 153-158). [6100866] (IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots). https://doi.org/10.1109/Humanoids.2011.6100866