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Vol. 143, No. 8, August 2012, pp. 32-43




Current Trend of Tactile Sensor in Advanced Applications


Ruzairi ABDUL RAHIM , Mohamed Faisal ABDUL WADUTH, Haziq Izzuan JAAFAR, Nor Muzakkir NOR AYOB, Pei Ling LEOW

Process Tomography Research Group (PROTOM), Faculty of Electrical Engineering,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,

81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

E-mail: ruzairi@fke.utm.my



Received: 22 May 2012   /Accepted: 21 August 2012   /Published: 28 August 2012

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: Tactile sensor is one of the important tactile technologies which discovered in the 1980s. It grows in line with development of robotics and computers. From current development trends, varieties of application areas from tactile sensor have been proposed. In this paper, developments of tactile sensor have been reviewed and the applications from previous five years journals are discussed. The transduction techniques, their relative advantages and disadvantages, latest application area of tactile sensor and contribution are analyzed.


Keywords: Tactile sensor, Tissue elasticity, Human-interactive robot, Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), Capacitive sensor, Ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC), Fabric tactile sensor



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