Two distributive tactile sensing systems are presented, based on fibre Bragg grating sensors. The first is a one-dimensional 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.
|Title of host publication||Biophotonics and new therapy frontiers|
|Editors||Romualda Grzymala, Oliver Haeberle|
|Number of pages||1|
|ISBN (Print)||0-8194-6247-0, 978-0-8194-6247-3|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jun 2006|
|Event||Photonics Europe - Strasbourg, France|
Duration: 3 Apr 2006 → 7 Apr 2006
|Abbreviated title||Photonics Europe|
|Period||3/04/06 → 7/04/06|
Bibliographical noteBarbara M. Cowie ; David J. Webb ; Betty Tam ; Paul Slack and Peter N. Brett
"Distributive tactile sensing using fibre Bragg grating sensors", Proc. SPIE 6191, Biophotonics and New Therapy Frontiers, 61910Z (April 14, 2006); doi:10.1117/12.662597.
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