In this paper, we propose a novel technological approach for the implementation of large-area flexible artificial skin based on arrays of piezoelectric polymer transducers. Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) transducers are chosen for the high electromechanical transduction frequency bandwidth (up to 1 kHz). A low-cost and scalable technique for extracting PVDF signals is used to directly provide the piezoelectric film with patterned electrodes. If the skin is meant to cover large areas of a robot body, specific requirements have to be fulfilled from the point of view of the overall system and of the technology. Experimental tests on the prototype skin modules demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach and reveal the potentiality to build large area flexible skin.

Piezoelectric polymer transducer arrays for flexible tactile sensors / Lucia Seminara; Luigi Pinna; Maurizio Valle; Member; IEEE; Laura Basiricò; Alberto Loi; Piero Cosseddu; Annalisa Bonfiglio; Alberto Ascia; Maurizio Biso; Alberto Ansaldo; Davide Ricci; and Giorgio Metta. - In: IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1530-437X. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:10(2013), pp. 4022-4029. [10.1109/JSEN.2013.2268690]

Piezoelectric polymer transducer arrays for flexible tactile sensors

BASIRICO', LAURA;
2013

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel technological approach for the implementation of large-area flexible artificial skin based on arrays of piezoelectric polymer transducers. Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) transducers are chosen for the high electromechanical transduction frequency bandwidth (up to 1 kHz). A low-cost and scalable technique for extracting PVDF signals is used to directly provide the piezoelectric film with patterned electrodes. If the skin is meant to cover large areas of a robot body, specific requirements have to be fulfilled from the point of view of the overall system and of the technology. Experimental tests on the prototype skin modules demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach and reveal the potentiality to build large area flexible skin.
2013
Piezoelectric polymer transducer arrays for flexible tactile sensors / Lucia Seminara; Luigi Pinna; Maurizio Valle; Member; IEEE; Laura Basiricò; Alberto Loi; Piero Cosseddu; Annalisa Bonfiglio; Alberto Ascia; Maurizio Biso; Alberto Ansaldo; Davide Ricci; and Giorgio Metta. - In: IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1530-437X. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:10(2013), pp. 4022-4029. [10.1109/JSEN.2013.2268690]
Lucia Seminara; Luigi Pinna; Maurizio Valle; Member; IEEE; Laura Basiricò; Alberto Loi; Piero Cosseddu; Annalisa Bonfiglio; Alberto Ascia; Maurizio Biso; Alberto Ansaldo; Davide Ricci; and Giorgio Metta
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