Design &Testing of a Galfenol Tactile Sensor Array

Abstract :-
This thesis seeks to determine if Galfenol can be used to develop a 2-dimensional array of force sensors as part of a 3-D magnetic circuit that, if properly scaled, could mimic the tactile force sensing capabilities needed for use in robotic grippers, prosthetic devices, and robotic surgery. This concept takes advantage of the fact that Galfenol is not brittle and its permeability has high sensitivity to mechanical loads. Continue reading Design &Testing of a Galfenol Tactile Sensor Array