Characterization and simulation of tactile sensors

Zachary Pezzementi, Erica Jantho, Lucas Estrade, Gregory D. Hager

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The response of a tactile sensor system (consisting of the sensors themselves and the material covering them) was characterized via robotic experiments. A point spread function model of this response was developed for typical interaction forces, allowing the use of graphics and imaging techniques respectively for simulating and interpreting tactile sensor readings. This model was implemented in software as a generic artificial tactile sensor simulator, and its accuracy at approximating the output of our test system is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS 2010
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781424468218
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS 2010 - Waltham, MA, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2010Mar 26 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS 2010


Other2010 IEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaltham, MA


  • I.2.9 [computing methodologies]: artificial intelligence - robotics
  • I.6.5 [computing methodologies]: simulation and modeling - model development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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