This paper presents results from a few tactile sensors we have designed and fabricated. These sensors are based on a
common approach that consists of placing a sheet of piezoresistive material on the top of a set of electrodes. If a force is
exerted against the surface of the so obtained sensor, the contact area between the electrodes and the piezoresistive material
changes. Therefore, the resistance at the interface changes. This is exploited as transconduction principle to measure forces
and build advanced tactile sensors. For this purpose, we use a thin film of conductive polymers as the piezoresistive material.
Specifically, a conductive water-based ink of these polymers is deposited by spin coating on a flexible plastic sheet,
giving as a result a smooth, homogeneous and conducting thin film on it. The main interest in this procedure is it is cheap
and it allows the fabrication of flexible and low cost tactile sensors. In this work we present results from sensors made with
two technologies. First, we have used a Printed Circuit Board technology to fabricate the set of electrodes and addressing
tracks. Then we have placed the flexible plastic sheet with the conductive polymer film on them to obtain the sensor. The
result is a simple, flexible tactile sensor. In addition to these sensors on PCB, we have proposed, designed and fabricated
sensors with a screen printing technology. In this case, the set of electrodes and addressing tracks are made by printing an
ink based on silver nanoparticles. There is a very interesting difference with the other sensors, that consists of the use of an
elastomer as insulation material between conductive layers. Besides of its role as insulator, this elastomer allows the modification
of the force versus resistance relationship. It also improves the dynamic response of the sensor because it implements
a restoration force that helps the sensor to relax quicker when the force is taken off.