Tactile Sensor Development
Tactile sensing is one of the main ways humans determine how hard they should grip something or how hard they can push against something. Without some sort of tactile sensing, robots can't easily determine when there are obstacles in the way, or when they need to exert more or less force on an object. Tactile sensing is very important for safe robotic operation around humans. The purpose of this project is to develop a tactile sensor that can be used for force control on a pneumatically actuated robot. This includes development, calibration, and implementation of the sensor.