Pilot Study: A Visuotactile Haptic Primary Colors Sensor

Abad, Alexander C and Ormazabal, Manex and Reid, David and Ranasinghe, Anuradha (2021) Pilot Study: A Visuotactile Haptic Primary Colors Sensor. In: IEEE SENSORS 2021, October 31 - November 4, Virtual Conference. (Accepted for Publication)

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In this paper, we present our preliminary studies
on how to make a unified skin-like visuotactile sensor capable of sensing haptic primary colors, namely: force, vibration, and temperature. Our sensor is based on GelSight technology that has proven its worth in the field of haptics, robotics, and computer vision. In our previous studies, we proposed switchable UltraViolet (UV) markers that can be turned on using UV light.
These markers can be tracked using an optical flow algorithm to visualize forces related to gel deformation. In this study, we introduced layers of thermochromic pigments on the reflective layer, making our visuotactile sensor capable of sensing not only force and vibration inferred from gel deformation but can also sense the temperature of the contacted object by analyzing the
change of hue in the reflective coating

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information and Comments: This paper has been accepted for presentation at IEEE Sensors 2021.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Anuradha Dissanayake Mudiyanselage
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 12:16
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 01:15
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3388

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