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Design of a Modular Tactile Sensor and Actuator Based on an Electrorheological Gel
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  • Richard M. Voyles
  • Gary Fedder, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon University
Date of Original Version
1-1-1996
Type
Conference Proceeding
Abstract or Description
We 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 Information
Richard 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/