Pressure and temperature sensitive e-skin for in situ robotic applications

Fastier-Wooller, Jarred W. and Dau, Van Thanh and Dinh, Toan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Tran, Canh-Dung ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1011-4226 and Dao, Dzung Viet (2021) Pressure and temperature sensitive e-skin for in situ robotic applications. Materials and Design, 208:109886. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0264-1275

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Abstract

E-skin with physical sensing capability has attracted considerable interest towards practical applications in soft robotics, human-machine interfaces, and wearable health monitoring. However, the development of a multimodal sensing platform with multiple layers for e-skin sensing of temperature and pressure has faced challenges due to the typical use of bare or single sensing layers as well as the complication of integration of multifunctional sensing modules onto curved surfaces. Herein, we demonstrate a new platform technology with multiple sandwiched layers of highly oriented carbon nanotube (CNT) films and polyacrylonitrile (PAN) for integration of pressure and temperature sensory functionalities into a single platform that is thin, ultra-lightweight, flexible, and wearable. The key technology of in-situ deposition of sensor platform on objects or in robot interface makes this a unique method for the development of e-skins for robotic applications, offering a new approach to wearable electronics and portable health care.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2021 23:57
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2021 01:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrospinning, e-skin, carbon nanotube, polyacrylonitrile, multimodal sensor, pressure/temperature sensor
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100799 Nanotechnology not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4018 Nanotechnology > 401806 Nanomanufacturing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280110 Expanding knowledge in engineering
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2021.109886
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42223

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