A tactile sensor capable of mechanical adaptation and its use as a surface deflection detector

Ryo Kikuuwe, Akihito Sano, Hiromi Mochiyama, Naoyuki Takesue, Hideo Fujimoto

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Abstract

This paper proposes a sensor mechanism that detects temporal changes in shear strain. It is composed of a deformable capsule, viscous fluid filled in the capsule, single or multiple cantilevers projecting into the capsule, and strain gage(s) attached to the cantilever(s). When the capsule is being deformed, the cantilever receives bending force from the fluid. The mechanical adaptation function prevents mechanical damage to the strain gages and the saturation of the signal. We intend to use this sensor to the sheet metal inspection process in the automobile industry to detect surface deflection defects on the metal surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages256-259
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventIEEE Sensors 2004 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Oct 24 2004Oct 27 2004

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OtherIEEE Sensors 2004
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/24/0410/27/04

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kikuuwe, R., Sano, A., Mochiyama, H., Takesue, N., & Fujimoto, H. (2004). A tactile sensor capable of mechanical adaptation and its use as a surface deflection detector. 256-259. Paper presented at IEEE Sensors 2004, Vienna, Austria.