Patent Number: 6,529,122

Title: Tactile sensor apparatus and methods

Abstract: The tactile sensor has at least two conductive workpieces which bear on one another at a bearing area, at least one workpiece of which is produced from elastomer, with the result that it is possible to measure a contact resistance between the workpieces, which contact resistance is dependent at least on a pressure on the bearing area. At least one of the conductive workpieces comprises a conductive closed cell foam.

Inventors: Magnussen; Bjoern (Albany, CA), Valfort; Cyril (Bussy-Albieux, FR), Dahley; Andrew (San Francisco, CA), Su; Victor (Berkeley, CA)

Assignee: Siemens Technology-to-Business Center, LLC

International Classification: G01L 5/22 (20060101); G01L 1/20 (20060101); H04B 003/36 ()

Expiration Date: 03/04/2020