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A device is provided through which a set of information concerning tactile interaction between a manipulator and an object to be recognized is provided to the user. Several configurations are described, based on the piezo- and pyro-electric (ferroelectric) properties of polymeric materials, such as the polymer polyvinylidene fluoride (PVF.sub.2 or PVDF), different polypeptides and copolymers of PVF.sub.2 and TrFE. By arraying in a proper way various sensing layers, each featured by different sensory capabilities, a laminated sensor structure is obtained, able to provide a set of tactile information. The multilayered structure of the proposed device is inspired to that of the human skin, which includes superficial (epidermal) and deep (dermal) sensors.

Title
Composite, multifunctional tactile sensor
Application Number
6/600738
Publication Number
4555953
Application Date
April 16, 1984
Publication Date
December 3, 1985
Inventor
Danilo E De Rossi
Via Del Cantone 41, S. Giuliano Terme (Pisa)
IT
Paolo Dario
Via Saffi 35, Livorno
IT
Agent
Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas
IPC
G01L 5/16
G01L 1/16
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