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Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Membrane Piezoelectric Tactile Sensor with Four Sensing Elements

Ashkan Mirbagheri1, Javad Dargahi1, Siamak Najarian1 and Farhad Tabatabai Ghomshe1
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American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 9, 2007, 645-652

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.645.652

Submitted On: 7 May 2007 Published On: 30 September 2007

How to Cite: Mirbagheri, A., Dargahi, J., Najarian, S. & Ghomshe, F. T. (2007). Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Membrane Piezoelectric Tactile Sensor with Four Sensing Elements. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(9), 645-652. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.645.652

Abstract

We presented design, fabrication, and testing of a novel membrane tactile sensing system with only four sensing elements. By using membrane stress combined with triangulation approach, it was possible to overcome the problems such as cross-talk between sensing elements, fragility, and complexity. The fabrication of the sensing elements performed using photolithographic and etching techniques. Position, orientation, and magnitude of applied loads through various flat shaped probes can be determined, by using only four sensing elements.

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Keywords

  • Tactile Sensing
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery