A kilohertz kilotaxel tactile sensor array for investigating spatiotemporal features in neuromorphic touch

Wang Wei Lee, Sunil L. Kukreja, Nitish V. Thakor

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Abstract

The spatiotemporal structure of mechanoreceptor responses is known to facilitate rapid tactile processing in the brain. To investigate whether such mechanisms can be replicated by artificial systems, tactile sensors with a large number of elements and sub-millisecond response time are required. In this work, we present a 4096 element tactile sensor array that can be sampled at over 5kHz. Experimental results demonstrate that high spatiotemporal resolution aids to resolve force magnitude and direction of tactile events. Such a platform enables the development of time dependent neuromorphic algorithms for tactile learning and signal processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering for Healthy Minds and Able Bodies, BioCAS 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479972333
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2015 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2015Oct 24 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference: Engineering for Healthy Minds and Able Bodies, BioCAS 2015 - Proceedings

Other

Other11th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period10/22/1510/24/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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