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Title: Three-dimensional printing of tactile sensors for soft robotics
Authors: Zhou, Xinran
Lee, Pooi See
Keywords: Engineering::Materials::Microelectronics and semiconductor materials
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Zhou, X. & Lee, P. S. (2021). Three-dimensional printing of tactile sensors for soft robotics. MRS Bulletin, 46.
Journal: MRS Bulletin
Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) printing has become an important fabrication method for soft robotics, due to its ability to make complex 3D structures from computer designs in simple steps and multimaterial co-deposition ability. In this article, the application of 3D printing techniques in the fabrication of four types of tactile sensors commonly used in soft robotics, including the piezoresistive tactile sensor, capacitive tactile sensor, piezoelectric tactile sensor, and triboelectric tactile sensor, will be discussed. The 3D printing mechanism, material, and structure for each type of sensor will be introduced, and the perspectives on the future potential of 3D printable tactile sensors will be discussed.
ISSN: 1938-1425
DOI: 10.1557/s43577-021-00079-3
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