Design and Construction of a New Capacitive Tactile Sensor for Measuring Normal Tactile Force

Document Type : Research Article



This paper presents the design, construction and testing of a new capacitive tactile sensor for measurement of normal tactile force. The operation of proposed sensor has been investigated in ASTABLE and MONOSTABLE circuits. According to the results of these circuits the deviation of ASTABLE circuit results is less than MONOSTABLE circuit results. In addition, the results obtained from ASTABLE circuit are less separable compared to those of MONOSTABLE circuit. Remarkable advantages of this circuit are its simplicity and low energy consumption aside from its ability to be miniaturized which makes it a good substitute for the sensor in robotics and medical sciences such as minimally invasive surgery (MIS).


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