Robotic Gripping Sensor; Optoelectronic Tactile Sensor for Robotic Gripping (22039)

  • Has bristle model-inspired soft polymer that respond to shear forces from an object’s surface;
  • Provides real-time feedback for slipping (lateral force) and grasping (normal force) forces;
  • Uses fabricated elastic fiberoptics to translate light energy into quantitative data.

Abstract

Robots are increasingly revolutionizing the way we do business, often playing critical roles in manufacturing, healthcare and other industries. However, their usefulness is currently limited by a lack of tactile abilities, such as dynamic grip detection and sensory touch, needed to interact with objects of various shapes and hardness.

Contact Information

Name: Jericho Wilkerson

Email: jmwilk07@louisville.edu

Phone: 502.852.6257