CEW has been involved in a consortium developing Extremely Flexible Touch Sensors (or soft skin sensors) for use as skin in robots interacting with people. CEW made a system for evaluating the function and properties of a prototype sensor by measuring and preserving signal output data (pressure) waveforms for analysis.
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Use：Confirmation and evaluation of sensor function by measurement and preservation of signal output (pressure waveform) from the prototype sensor.
Programming language: LabVIEW 8.0
Use of a PC based measurement system and converting results to electronic data means it is easy to share the results with other members of the consortium. Use of LabVIEW gives access to a wide variety of analytical correlations as standard providing a wide-ranging evaluation of the sensor. As the system conforms to PXI regulations, the method of sensor evaluation is easily adjusted.
Use of a high-function AD board enables reliable measurement of output even from a sensor in the developing stages. It is also possible to check the preserved waveform immediately after measurement.
In the upgraded system, adding a digital force gauge (load converter) to the system enabled the simultaneous measurement and preservation of the sensor input (load) and output (pressure).