Robotic grippers should be intelligent and have the ability to replicate human dexterity.
Off-the-shelf grippers lack the sense of touch required to perform intelligent gripping.
Tactile sensing is the final frontier in robot dexterity. Contactile gives robots a human sense of touch – enabling intelligent and dexterous grip.
Contactile sensors allow grippers to apply the optimal grip force to objects of different weight, size and friction without additional programmingLearn More
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How it Works
Our tactile sensor is made of an array of soft pillars which can be deflected independently.
Our revolutionary patented optical technology allows each pillar to sense 3D deflection, 3D force and 3D vibration.
Torque is measured by analysing the distribution of forces across the array. By analysing the pillar movements in real-time, the onset of slip can be detected and friction estimated.