A low-cost soft tactile sensing array using 3D hall sensors

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Title: A low-cost soft tactile sensing array using 3D hall sensors
Authors: Wang, H
De Boer, G
Kow, J
Ghajari, M
Alazmani, A
Hewson, R
Culmer, P
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Tactile sensors are essential for robotic systems to safely interact with the external world and to precisely manipulate objects. Existing tactile sensors are typically either expensive or limited by poor performance, and most are not mechanically compliant. This work presents MagTrix, a soft tactile sensor array based on four 3D Hall sensors with corresponding permanent magnets. MagTrix has the capability to precisely measure triaxis force (1 mN resolution) and to determine contact area. In summary, the presented tactile sensor is robust, low-cost, high-performance and easily customizable to be integrated into a range of robotic and healthcare applications.
Editors: Barsony, I
Zolnai, Z
Battistig, G
Issue Date: 4-Jan-2017
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jan-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/45758
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.237
ISSN: 1877-7058
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 650
End Page: 653
Journal / Book Title: Procedia Engineering
Volume: 168
Copyright Statement: © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Sponsor/Funder: The Leverhulme Trust
Funder's Grant Number: RPG-2014-381 RG.MECH.104204
Keywords: Science & Technology
Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Soft tactile sensors
Hall sensors
Magnetic field
Triaxis force sensors
Contact area
Noise suppresion
MD Multidisciplinary
Publication Status: Published
Conference Place: Budapest, HUNGARY
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Dyson School of Design Engineering

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