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15 April 2016 Design and manufacturing of an array of micro IPMC hair-like sensors
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Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMCs) are known to be compliant, reliable and able to produce a large current when deformed under a wide range of frequencies. In a previous study, our group demonstrated that cylindrical IPMC hair-like transducers can be used as mechano-electrical sensors. In this paper we characterize the sensing performance of the IPMC hair-like sensor and present methodologies on how to increase its sensitivity while reducing its size. Furthermore an array of 4 hair-cell sensors is built and characterized for tactile sensing texture detection.
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Barbar J. Akle, Charbel Tawk, and Elio Challita "Design and manufacturing of an array of micro IPMC hair-like sensors", Proc. SPIE 9798, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016, 979816 (15 April 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2220776
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