JST  Vol.2 No.3 , September 2012
Electrode for Force Sensor of Conductive Rubber
ABSTRACT
Tactile sensors are believed to be a key element in order to realize robotic fingers to catch a fragile object without damage. Force sensitive conductive rubber is a low-cost material and then attractive for the application to tactile sensors. We have studied the effect of electrodes attached to the rubber sheets. We have tried four kinds of electrodes: vacuum deposited Al, adhesive Cu tape, Al thin film sheet and silver paste. It can be concluded that vacuum deposited Al has the highest potential from the practical point of view; it has the widest dynamic range and good precision at the same time.

Cite this paper
M. Ohmukai, Y. Kami and R. Matsuura, "Electrode for Force Sensor of Conductive Rubber," Journal of Sensor Technology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 127-131. doi: 10.4236/jst.2012.23018.
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