Innervation of Sensing Microchannels for Three-Dimensional Stimuli Perception
Stimuli perception enables animals and robots to interact with unknown environments safely and predictably. For the sensing of soft robotics and wearable devices, although electronic skins have already been widely accepted and studied, their planar geometries are not applicable for multi-direction volume sensing. Herein, the innervation of sensing microchannel networks into elastic matrices to mimic the exteroception and proprioception of the human bodies is employed. Soft actuators with interlaced actuating and sensing microchannels resembling the distribution of muscle fiber and proprioceptors are fabricated and the internal stimuli perception of deformation configurations (bending, elongating, and bending directions) and magnitudes (bending angle and elongation) of the soft actuators are demonstrated. It is also demonstrated that a soft cubic sensor containing 3D microchannels (diameter: 400 µm) is capable of identifying 3D external stimuli, including force types (pressing, squeezing, shearing, and twisting) and real-time directions by measuring the resistance variation, and its application in the virtual reality field is exhibited.
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|Document Type||Journal Article|
|Department||Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering|
1.Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Biomimetic Robotics and Intelligent Systems,Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,Guangdong,518055,China
2.Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Human-Augmentation and Rehabilitation Robotics in Universities,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,Guangdong,518055,China
3.School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,Guangdong,518055,China
4.Centre for Robotics Research,Department of Engineering,King's College London,London,Strand,WC2R 2LS,United Kingdom
5.Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou),Guangzhou,510000,China
|First Author Affilication||Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering; Southern University of Science and Technology|
|Corresponding Author Affilication||Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering; Southern University of Science and Technology|
|First Author's First Affilication||Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering|
Fan，Dongliang,Zhu，Renjie,Yang，Xin,et al. Innervation of Sensing Microchannels for Three-Dimensional Stimuli Perception[J]. Advanced Materials Technologies,2023.
Fan，Dongliang.,Zhu，Renjie.,Yang，Xin.,Liu，Hao.,Wang，Ting.,...&Wang，Hongqiang.(2023).Innervation of Sensing Microchannels for Three-Dimensional Stimuli Perception.Advanced Materials Technologies.
Fan，Dongliang,et al."Innervation of Sensing Microchannels for Three-Dimensional Stimuli Perception".Advanced Materials Technologies (2023).
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