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Distributive tactile sensing using fibre Bragg grating sensors
Author(s): Barbara M. Cowie; David J. Webb; Betty Tam; Paul Slack; Peter N. Brett
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Paper Abstract

Two distributive tactile sensing systems are presented, based on fibre Bragg grating sensors. The first is a onedimensional metal strip with an array of 4 sensors, which is capable of detecting the magnitude and position of a contacting load. This system is compared experimentally with a similar system using resistive strain gauges. The second is a two-dimensional steel plate with 9 sensors which is able to distinguish the position and shape of a contacting load. This system is compared with a similar system using 16 infrared displacement sensors. Each system uses neural networks to process the sensor data to give information concerning the type of contact.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6191, Biophotonics and New Therapy Frontiers, 61910Z (14 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.662597
Show Author Affiliations
Barbara M. Cowie, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
David J. Webb, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Betty Tam, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Paul Slack, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter N. Brett, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6191:
Biophotonics and New Therapy Frontiers
Romualda Grzymala; Olivier Haeberle, Editor(s)

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