Design of a Modular Tactile Sensor and Actuator Based on an Electrorheological GelInstitute for Software Research
Date of Original Version1-1-1996
Abstract or DescriptionWe present the design of a modular tactile sensor and actuator system for observing human demonstrations of contact tasks. The system consists of three interchangeable parts: an intrinsic tactile sensor for measuring net force/torque, an extrinsic tactile sensor for measuring contact distributions, and a tactile actuator for displaying tactile distributions. The novel components are the extrinsic sensor and tactile actuator which are “inside-out symmetric” to each other and employ an electrorheological gel for actuation.
Citation InformationRichard M. Voyles, Gary Fedder and Pradeep Khosla. "Design of a Modular Tactile Sensor and Actuator Based on an Electrorheological Gel" (1996)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pradeep_khosla/130/