Functional Tactile Sensors

Functional Tactile Sensors
Author: Ye Zhou,Ho-Hsiu Chou
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 0128209127
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Tactile Sensors Book Excerpt:

Functional Tactile Sensors: Materials, Devices and Integrations focuses on the subject of novel materials design and device integration of tactile sensors for functional applications. The book addresses the design, materials characteristics, device operation principles, specialized device application and mechanisms of the latest reported tactile sensors. The emphasis of the book lies in the materials science aspects of tactile sensors—understanding the relationship between material properties and device performance. It will be an ideal resource for researchers working in materials science, engineering and physics. Includes the latest advances and recent developments in tactile sensors for artificial intelligence applications Reviews the relationship between materials properties and device performance Addresses materials and device design strategies for targeted sensing applications

Springer Handbook of Robotics

Springer Handbook of Robotics
Author: Bruno Siciliano,Oussama Khatib
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1611
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN: 354023957X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Robotics Book Excerpt:

With the science of robotics undergoing a major transformation just now, Springer’s new, authoritative handbook on the subject couldn’t have come at a better time. Having broken free from its origins in industry, robotics has been rapidly expanding into the challenging terrain of unstructured environments. Unlike other handbooks that focus on industrial applications, the Springer Handbook of Robotics incorporates these new developments. Just like all Springer Handbooks, it is utterly comprehensive, edited by internationally renowned experts, and replete with contributions from leading researchers from around the world. The handbook is an ideal resource for robotics experts but also for people new to this expanding field.

A Flexible Multi Functional Touch Panel for Multi Dimensional Sensing in Interactive Displays

A Flexible Multi Functional Touch Panel for Multi Dimensional Sensing in Interactive Displays
Author: Shuo Gao,Arokia Nathan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN: 1108735312
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Flexible Multi Functional Touch Panel for Multi Dimensional Sensing in Interactive Displays Book Excerpt:

Touch screen panels (TSPs) have become an integral part of modern-day lifestyle. To enhance user experience, attributes such as form-factor flexibility, multi-dimensional sensing, low power consumption and low cost have become highly desirable. This Element addresses the design of multi-functional TSPs with integrated concurrent capture of ubiquitous capacitive touch signals and force information. It compares and contrasts interactive technologies and presents design considerations for multi-dimensional touch screens with high detection sensitivity, accuracy and resolution.

Tactile Sensing and Displays

Tactile Sensing and Displays
Author: Javad Dargahi,Saeed Sokhanvar,Siamak Najarian,Siamak Arbatani
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN: 1118357973
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tactile Sensing and Displays Book Excerpt:

Comprehensively covers the key technologies for the development of tactile perception in minimally invasive surgery Covering the timely topic of tactile sensing and display in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, this book comprehensively explores new techniques which could dramatically reduce the need for invasive procedures. The tools currently used in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) lack any sort of tactile sensing, significantly reducing the performance of these types of procedures. This book systematically explains the various technologies which the most prominent researchers have proposed to overcome the problem. Furthermore, the authors put forward their own findings, which have been published in recent patents and patent applications. These solutions offer original and creative means of surmounting the current drawbacks of MIS and robotic surgery. Key features:- Comprehensively covers topics of this ground-breaking technology including tactile sensing, force sensing, tactile display, PVDF fundamentals Describes the mechanisms, methods and sensors that measure and display kinaesthetic and tactile data between a surgical tool and tissue Written by authors at the cutting-edge of research into the area of tactile perception in minimally invasive surgery Provides key topic for academic researchers, graduate students as well as professionals working in the area

Sensors

Sensors
Author: Jose Gerardo Rocha,Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2008-12-01
ISBN: 9537619311
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors Book Excerpt:

This book describes some devices that are commonly identified as tactile or force sensors. This is achieved with different degrees of detail, in a unique and actual resource, through the description of different approaches to this type of sensors. Understanding the design and the working principles of the sensors described here requires a multidisciplinary background of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, biology, etc. An attempt has been made to place side by side the most pertinent information in order to reach a more productive reading not only for professionals dedicated to the design of tactile sensors, but also for all other sensor users, as for example, in the field of robotics. The latest technologies presented in this book are more focused on information readout and processing: as new materials, micro and sub-micro sensors are available, wireless transmission and processing of the sensorial information, as well as some innovative methodologies for obtaining and interpreting tactile information are also strongly evolving.

Advanced Mechatronics and MEMS Devices II

Advanced Mechatronics and MEMS Devices II
Author: Dan Zhang,Bin Wei
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN: 3319321803
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Mechatronics and MEMS Devices II Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the state-of-the-art technologies in mechatronics, robotics, and MEMS devices in order to improve their methodologies. It provides a follow-up to "Advanced Mechatronics and MEMS Devices" (2013) with an exploration of the most up-to-date technologies and their applications, shown through examples that give readers insights and lessons learned from actual projects. Researchers on mechatronics, robotics, and MEMS as well as graduate students in mechanical engineering will find chapters on: Fundamental design and working principles on MEMS accelerometers Innovative mobile technologies Force/tactile sensors development Control schemes for reconfigurable robotic systems Inertial microfluidics Piezoelectric force sensors and dynamic calibration techniques ...And more. Authors explore applications in the areas of agriculture, biomedicine, advanced manufacturing, and space. Micro-assembly for current and future industries is also considered, as well as the design and development of micro and intelligent manufacturing.

Robotic Tactile Sensing

Robotic Tactile Sensing
Author: Ravinder S. Dahiya,Maurizio Valle
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-07-29
ISBN: 9400705794
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotic Tactile Sensing Book Excerpt:

Future robots are expected to work closely and interact safely with real-world objects and humans alike. Sense of touch is important in this context, as it helps estimate properties such as shape, texture, hardness, material type and many more; provides action related information, such as slip detection; and helps carrying out actions such as rolling an object between fingers without dropping it. This book presents an in-depth description of the solutions available for gathering tactile data, obtaining aforementioned tactile information from the data and effectively using the same in various robotic tasks. The efforts during last four decades or so have yielded a wide spectrum of tactile sensing technologies and engineered solutions for both intrinsic and extrinsic touch sensors. Nowadays, new materials and structures are being explored for obtaining robotic skin with physical features like bendable, conformable, and stretchable. Such features are important for covering various body parts of robots or 3D surfaces. Nonetheless, there exist many more hardware, software and application related issues that must be considered to make tactile sensing an effective component of future robotic platforms. This book presents an in-depth analysis of various system related issues and presents the trade-offs one may face while developing an effective tactile sensing system. For this purpose, human touch sensing has also been explored. The design hints coming out of the investigations into human sense of touch can be useful in improving the effectiveness of tactile sensory modality in robotics and other machines. Better integration of tactile sensors on a robot’s body is prerequisite for the effective utilization of tactile data. The concept of semiconductor devices based sensors is an interesting one, as it allows compact and fast tactile sensing systems with capabilities such as human-like spatio-temporal resolution. This book presents a comprehensive description of semiconductor devices based tactile sensing. In particular, novel Piezo Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (POSFET) based approach for high resolution tactile sensing has been discussed in detail. Finally, the extension of semiconductors devices based sensors concept to large and flexile areas has been discussed for obtaining robotic or electronic skin. With its multidisciplinary scope, this book is suitable for graduate students and researchers coming from diverse areas such robotics (bio-robots, humanoids, rehabilitation etc.), applied materials, humans touch sensing, electronics, microsystems, and instrumentation. To better explain the concepts the text is supported by large number of figures.

IMTC Proceedings

IMTC Proceedings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic instruments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sandwich Composites

Sandwich Composites
Author: Senthilkumar Krishnasamy,Chandrasekar Muthukumar,Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani,Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Suchart Siengchin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2022-01-25
ISBN: 1000531686
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sandwich Composites Book Excerpt:

A composite sandwich panel is a hybrid material made up of constituents such as a face sheet, a core, and adhesive film for bonding the face sheet and core together. Advances in materials have provided designers with several choices for developing sandwich structures with advanced functionalities. The selection of a material in the sandwich construction is based on the cost, availability, strength requirements, ease of manufacturing, machinability, and post-manufacturing process requirements. Sandwich Composites: Fabrication and Characterization provides insights into composite sandwich panels based on the material aspects, mechanical properties, defect characterization, and secondary processes after the fabrication, such as drilling and repair. FEATURES Outlines existing fabrication methods and various materials aspects Examines composite sandwich panels made of different face sheets and core materials Covers the response of composite sandwich panels to static and dynamic loads Describes parameters governing the drilling process and repair procedures Discusses the applications of composite sandwich panels in various fields Explores the role of 3D printing in the fabrication of composite sandwich panels Due to the wide scope of the topics covered, this book is suitable for researchers and scholars in the research and development of composite sandwich panels. This book can also be used as a reference by professionals and engineers interested in understanding the factors governing the material properties, material response, and the failure behavior under various mechanical loads.

Ceramic Sensors

Ceramic Sensors
Author: Toshko Nenov,Stefcho P. Yordanov
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 1000160025
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ceramic Sensors Book Excerpt:

From the Author's Preface Ceramic sensors have been in use for more than thirty years. Since ceramics exhibit a number of specific characteristics that enable their cost to become lower and their reliability to increase, they have occupied a significant position in sensor technology. This is why many companies and universities have directed their efforts towards investigating and developing new ceramic sensors and expanding their areas of application. To the best of our knowledge.., there [has been] no book treating different sensors on the basis of their common physical and chemical properties, technological principles, and applications. This book [is] a detailed survey of ceramic sensors and a generalization of the results achieved in this field so far. Ceramic sensors for different physical quantities are discussed without going too deep into theory... The concept of ceramic sensors includes all sensors that are produced using ceramic technology. It also covers thick film sensors, since from a structural and technological point of view, they can be regarded as a variety of ceramic sensors. The subject of scientific research in this book is humidity, gas. temperature, and pressure sensors on the basis of semiconductor and dielectric ceramic materials and solid electrolytes. Special attention is paid to the physical and chemical, as well as the technological, bases of ceramic sensors, their classification, the types of materials used... , the methods of controlling their parameters and characteristics, the areas of application, and the electric circuits for connecting the sensors.

Advanced Robotics Intelligent Machines

Advanced Robotics   Intelligent Machines
Author: Institution of Electrical Engineers
Publsiher: IET
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780852968536
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Robotics Intelligent Machines Book Excerpt:

Advanced robotics' describes the use of sensor-based robotic devices which exploit powerful computers to achieve the high levels of functionality that begin to mimic intelligent human behaviour. The object of this book is to summarise developments in the base technologies, survey recent applications and highlight new advanced concepts which will influence future progress. I. Technologies (Recent developments in advanced robotics and intelligent systems; Machine intelligence - architectures, controllers and applications; Advanced control systems for robotic arms; Intelligent gripping systems; Force feedback control in robots applied to decommissioning; Tele-presence control of robots; Sensing and sensor management for planning); II Applications (Robotics in the nuclear industry; Robots in surgery; Intelligent autonomous systems for cars; Walking machine technology; Handling of flexible materials in automation; Robotics in food manufacturing; Robotic milking; Error-free semiconductor wafer handling); III Advanced concepts and procedures (The concept of robot society and its utilisation; Miniature and microrobotics; Characteristics of robot behavior; A behaviour synthesis architecture for co-operant mobile robots; Co-operant behaviour in multiple manipulators; Neural networks in automation procedures; Parallel processing, neural networks and genetic algorithms for real-time robot control); Index.

Practical Pelvic Floor Ultrasonography

Practical Pelvic Floor Ultrasonography
Author: S. Abbas Shobeiri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-04-26
ISBN: 3319529293
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Pelvic Floor Ultrasonography Book Excerpt:

This new edition provides the most up to date, state-of-the art review of current literature which provides an introduction to pelvic floor imaging, as well as a resource to be used during initial and more advanced practice. The book features new chapters on Vaginal mesh imaging, ultrasound of implanted material, pelvic floor trauma, and ultrasound in pelvic floor therapy. The reader will gain competence in performing transperineal, endovaginal and endoanal 3D/4D ultrasound evaluation of the pelvic floor including anal sphincter and levator ani complex. The text provides a basic understanding of how to perform a transperineal, an endovaginal and endoanal pelvic floor ultrasound and use the desktop 3D/4D softwares to obtain basic measurements. Concise textual information from acknowledged experts is complemented by high-quality diagrams and images to provide a thorough update of this rapidly evolving field. Introductory chapters fully elucidate the anatomical basis underlying disorders of the pelvic floor, followed by 1) 3D/4D transperineal imaging, 2) 3D endovaginal imaging of the urethra and the bladder, Levator ani muscles, the anorectal area, and 3) 3D endoanal imaging. Measurement protocols and case reviews are demonstrated at the conclusion. Written entirely by experts in their fields, the second edition of Practical Pelvic Floor Ultrasonography: A Multicompartmental Approach to 2D/3D/4D Ultrasonography of the Pelvic Floor is a comprehensive resource that will be of great value to urogynecologists, colorectal surgeons, obstetrician and gynecologists, female urologists, ultrasonographers, radiologists, physiotherapists, as well as fellows in urogynecology and colorectal surgery. /div

An Atlas for Large Area Electronic Skins

An Atlas for Large Area Electronic Skins
Author: Weidong Yang,Matthew Hon,Haicheng Yao,Benjamin C. K. Tee
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN: 1108804055
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Atlas for Large Area Electronic Skins Book Excerpt:

Electronic skins are critical for many applications in human-machine-environment interactions. Tactile sensitivity over large areas can be especially applied to prosthetics. Moreover, the potential for wearables, interactive surfaces, and human robotics have propelled research in this area. In this Element, we provide an account and directional atlas of the progress in materials and devices for electronic skins, in the context of sensing principles and skin-like features. Additionally, we give an overview of essential electronic circuits and systems used in large-area tactile sensor arrays. Finally, we present the challenges and provide perspectives on future developments.

Tactile Sensors for Robotics and Medicine

Tactile Sensors for Robotics and Medicine
Author: John G. Webster
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1988-11-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tactile Sensors for Robotics and Medicine Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive review of the principles, design, and application of tactile sensors, incorporating new research results. Tactile sensors may be used in the augmentation or replacement of damaged human appendages, and they are used in robots, including applications in nuclear reactors, in underwater exploration, and in space. Contributors examine characteristics (and limitations) of sensor materials, the design of tactile sensors based on the physiology of the human hand, and numerous applications of this emerging technology.

Touch Based Human Machine Interaction

Touch Based Human Machine Interaction
Author: Shuo Gao,Shuo Yan,Hang Zhao,Arokia Nathan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 3030689484
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touch Based Human Machine Interaction Book Excerpt:

This textbook presents a comprehensive treatment of touch technologies, explaining current mainstream and new contact/non-contact based human-machine interactivity (HMI) techniques, which are ubiquitous in modern electronic devices and allow machines to exchange information with users in an efficient and reliable manner. The book provides a detailed study of HMI working principles and practical product examples. Haptic, which has become essential for users to gain immersive experience, is also discussed. The book concludes with an overview of novel applications enabled by emerging technologies, such as advanced materials, virtual reality and machine learning, providing a roadmap for possible development trends for touch interactivities. The book can be used as a graduate text for students in display and touch interface technology courses in electrical and computer engineering, and a professional reference for researchers, practicing engineers, and product designers working in broad areas of engineering. Helps students understand the working principles of current touch technologies; Offers design considerations for prototypes and products; Provides seamless connectivity between broad subject areas involved in HMI, including material science, microelectronic circuits, mechanical engineering, and digital signal processing.

Micromachined Multifunctional Polyvinylidene Fluoride Tactile Sensor for Minimally Invasive Surgery Graspers

Micromachined Multifunctional Polyvinylidene Fluoride Tactile Sensor for Minimally Invasive Surgery Graspers
Author: Saeed Sokhanvar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micromachined Multifunctional Polyvinylidene Fluoride Tactile Sensor for Minimally Invasive Surgery Graspers Book Excerpt:

Functional Thin Films and Nanostructures for Sensors

Functional Thin Films and Nanostructures for Sensors
Author: Anis Zribi,Jeffrey Fortin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2009-04-05
ISBN: 9780387686097
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Thin Films and Nanostructures for Sensors Book Excerpt:

This book discusses advances in functional thin films for sensors and novel concepts for future breakthroughs. The focus is on guidelines and design rules for sensor systems, interaction between functional thin films and other sensor subsystems, fundamentals behind the intrinsic functionality in sensing thin films and nanostructures, state-of-the-art technologies used to develop sensors today and concrete examples of sensor designs.

Tactile Sensors for Robotic Applications

Tactile Sensors for Robotic Applications
Author: Salvatore Pirozzi
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-03-17
ISBN: 3036504249
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tactile Sensors for Robotic Applications Book Excerpt:

The book covers different aspects: - Innovative technologies for tactile sensors development - Tactile data interpretation for control purposes - Alternative sensing technologies - Multi-sensor systems for grasping and manipulation - Sensing solutions for impaired people

Functional Morphology and Diversity

Functional Morphology and Diversity
Author: Les Watling,Martin Thiel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2013-01-16
ISBN: 0195398033
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Morphology and Diversity Book Excerpt:

Explores the functional morphology of crustaceans, which cover the main body parts and systems.

The Sensing Brain The Role of Sensation in Rehabilitation and Training

The Sensing Brain  The Role of Sensation in Rehabilitation and Training
Author: Susan Hillier,Geert Verheyden,Jane E. Sullivan,Leeanne Mary Carey
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN: 2889665542
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sensing Brain The Role of Sensation in Rehabilitation and Training Book Excerpt: