"TACTILE SENSOR SUB-SYSTEM UTILIZING A FINGERTIP-SHAPED SENSOR WITH SHEAR FORCE-SENSING CAPABILITY"

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7468
Amount: $48,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5 Claret Ash Road, Littleton, CO, 80127
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 STEFAN BEGEJ
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Abstract
A SIGNIFICANT NEED EXISTS IN THE FIELD OF DEXTEROUS ROBOTICS AND TELEOPERATION FOR TACTILE FEEDBACK GENERATED BY HIGH-RESOLUTION TACTILE DISPLAYS. IT IS PROPOSED THAT A TACTILE SENSOR SUB-SYSTEM BE DEVELOPED CONSISTING OF A MICROPROCESSOR-BASED TACTILE DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM COUPLED TO AN INNOVATIVE FINGERTIP-SHAPED TACTILE SENSOR WITH NORMAL AND SHEAR FORCE-SENSING CAPABILITY. THE PRIMARY EFFORTS OF THIS PROJECT SHALL INCLUDE (1) MODIFICATION OF AN EXISTING, HIGH-RESOLUTION, OPTICAL TACTILE SENSOR (MANUFACTURED BY BEGEJ CORPORATION) BY DEVELOPMENT OF SENSING ELEMENTS CAPABLE OF DETECTING SHEAR FORCES IN ADDITION TO NORMAL FORCES, AND (2) INTEGRATION OF THE OPTICAL TACTILE SENSOR INTO A COMPLETE, MICROPROCESSOR-BASED TACTILE SENSING SUB-SYSTEM CAPABLE OF AUTONOMOUS TACTILE DATA ACQUISTITION, PRE-PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS.

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