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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Tactile Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: tactile sensors; sensor interface electronics; microelectronics and nanoelectronics; sensor networks; embedded systems
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Tactile sensors acquire information through touch; measurands are, e.g., temperature, vibration, softness, texture, shape, composition and shear and normal forces. Tactile sensors are basically distributed sensors which translate mechanical and physical variables and pain stimuli into electrical variables. Contact data is further processed to decoding high level information such as object size, surface contact features. Tactile arrays ought to be mechanically flexible (i.e., conformable to the object they are mounted on ) and stretchable and tactile information decoding must be implemented in real time. The development of artificial tactile sensing is a big challenge as it involves numerous research areas.
Tactile sensors have been receiving an increasing and unprecedented interest by the scientific community since some seminal works published in the nineties; since then, roboticists and researchers in the biomedical and health care domain started publishing their results in tactile sensors with an increasing pace. New research areas and application domains such as prosthetics, soft robotics, haptics, electronic skin, virtual reality received a boost by the advancements in technology, devices, systems and applications. In this special issue we aim to consolidate recent achievements and findings in tactile sensors and make a comprehensive assessment of meaningful and relevant results over the last years. The Special Issue ought to pave the way of future research directions and also open new perspectives enabled by recent achievements. Special attention will be given to novel applications in ( but not limited to ) health care, human machine interaction, virtual/augmented reality, arts and tactile internet.
In this Special Issue, we focus on both insights and advancements in tactile sensing with the goal of bridging different research areas, e.g., material science, computer science, electronics, robotics, neuroscience, mechanics, sensors, MEMS/NEMS, addictive and 3D manufacturing, bio and neuro-engineering.
We would like to receive commentaries, perspectives and insightful reviews on related topics as well as technological breakthroughs of original works, civil and industrial applications in both short communications and full papers.
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Valle
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Manufacturing technology
- Additive and 3D manufacturing
- Novel tactile sensors
- Flexible, conformable and stretchable sensors and arrays
- Electronic interface
- Artificial and electronic skin
- Tactile data processing and interpretation
- Soft robotics
- neuro and bio engineering
- Touch-based human–robot interaction
- Human-machine interaction
- Touch and vision sensing integration
- Tactile Internet
- Touch sensors in consumer goods
- Virtual/augmented reality
- Touch sensors in arts
- Touch sensors in IoT