In the last years, the progresses in microfabrication and printing technologies, in artificial intelligence, and also in basic studies on human tactile perception have opened up new opportunities in the field of tactile sensing, starting from the improvements in dexterous and smart manipulation in robots and moving toward human–object interactions. New perspectives emerged in the monitoring of interactions in several fields including surgery, prosthetics, robot-assisted operations, and smart interaction for augmented reality. In this chapter we briefly introduce the opportunities in this field to discuss the major requirements and challenges for tactile sensors. Then, the major achievements in the field of tactile sensor devices and technology are discussed, including the implementation of the most used tactile sensors’ classes and the novel concepts to provide additional features and a full tactile feedback from a sensor, with the final goal of mimicking the surprising capabilities of human skin to sense the surrounding environment.

Tactile Sensors for Smart Human–Object Interactions: Devices and Technologies

Andrea Adami
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Leandro Lorenzelli
2020

Abstract

In the last years, the progresses in microfabrication and printing technologies, in artificial intelligence, and also in basic studies on human tactile perception have opened up new opportunities in the field of tactile sensing, starting from the improvements in dexterous and smart manipulation in robots and moving toward human–object interactions. New perspectives emerged in the monitoring of interactions in several fields including surgery, prosthetics, robot-assisted operations, and smart interaction for augmented reality. In this chapter we briefly introduce the opportunities in this field to discuss the major requirements and challenges for tactile sensors. Then, the major achievements in the field of tactile sensor devices and technology are discussed, including the implementation of the most used tactile sensors’ classes and the novel concepts to provide additional features and a full tactile feedback from a sensor, with the final goal of mimicking the surprising capabilities of human skin to sense the surrounding environment.
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